Belted Kingfishers are stocky, large-headed birds with a shaggy crest on the top and back of the head and a straight, thick, pointed bill. Their legs are short and their tails are medium length and square-tipped.
Smaller than an American Crow; larger than a Hairy Woodpecker.robin-sized
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.0-13.8 in (28-35 cm)
- Weight: 4.9-6.0 oz (140-170 g)
- Wingspan: 18.9-22.8 in (48-58 cm)