Territorial Behavior in Belted Kingfishers, Ceryle alcyon, During Fall Migration

Michael J. Hamas


The Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) exhibits territorial behavior during breeding and on the wintering grounds. However, behavior during migration is poorly documented. Here, I report on kingfishers exhibiting territorial behavior during fall migration along the shoreline of northern Lake Huron, Michigan.


Belted Kingfisher; Ceryle alcyon; territorial behavior; migration; stopover; Lake Huron; Michigan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22621/cfn.v119i2.117

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