Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
In Greek mythology Alcyone found her husband drowned and cast herself into the sea. The gods rewarded her devotion by turning her into a kingfisher and forbade the winds to blow during the “Halcyon Days” when legend has it that the kingfisher lays its eggs.

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

In Greek mythology Alcyone found her husband drowned and cast herself into the sea. The gods rewarded her devotion by turning her into a kingfisher and forbade the winds to blow during the “Halcyon Days” when legend has it that the kingfisher lays its eggs.