This free standing Kingfisher is machine embroidered and hand stitched.
Measures 8" from tail to head and 3" from back to belly. When perched its measures 6 1/2" tall. The feet are made from bent wire and wrapped with thread. Created with merino wool felt, cotton thread, polyfill stuffing and metal wire.
With its top-heavy physique, energetic flight, and piercing rattle, the Belted Kingfisher seems to have an air of self-importance as it patrols up and down rivers and shorelines. It nests in burrows along earthen banks and feeds almost entirely on aquatic prey, diving to catch fish and crayfish with its heavy, straight bill. These ragged-crested birds are a powdery blue-gray; males have one blue band across the white breast, while females have a blue and a chestnut band.