San Diego’s Nadia (NadVal) created her own version of Belted Kingfishers for the art competition at the San Diego County Fair. Her polymer kingfisher flies with a steampunk flock.
The real species is one of only a few whose females have plumage brighter than males. Despite the warlike appearance, this one is female.
And she’s a prize winner. The framed bird took the top prize in the show.