This kingfisher was sitting on a tree stump along the shores of Lake Arenal, which I have shown the past two days. I took this photo from a boat, as we took a little boat excursion on Lake Arenal to enjoy the scenery and to view the variety of birds along the shore.
There are a variety of kingfishers in Costa Rica, and unfortunately, the kingisher in this photo is not show in my books on Costa Rica birds and wildlife. Kingfishers dive into the water to feed on fish. Some types of kinfgishers prefer smaller streams and others prefer open water, such as lakes and tidal estuaries.