The American Belted Kingfisher (Cerylealcyon) is a giant in comparison with the diminutive European Kingfisher, which weighs about 40g whereas the Belted Kingfisher is nearly four times heavier at 150g. This unique bird was once depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. Known for eating fish, the belted kingfisher also is known to eat frogs, insects, and a varied of other crustaceans. Some kingfishers will migrate as far south as Central America but they tend to follow a food source along coastlines, rivers, and other bodies of water. This makes Vancouver Island a prime resting a nesting spot for them. This species of kingfisher has a large head with a shaggy crest. The female is usually more brightly covered then its male counterpart. It is also distinguishable by making a loud rattling call as it flies.