We frequently see Belted Kingfishers in our area. Besides eating small fish, they eat salamanders and insects. They have a very unique sound, somewhat like a rattle, and let you know ahead of time they have arrived.
Their nests are tunnels into earthen banks which both male and females take turns digging. With their beaks, they carve out the entrance way and use their feet to remove the debris. At the end of the tunnel, they make a chamber where the eggs are laid in total darkness. When the first chicks hatch, the male provides food for them and his mate. But once the chicks feather out, both the female and male begin feeding the nestlings. After mating season is over, the Belted Kingfishers return to their non-tolerant policy and aggressively chase away others of their kind.