Kingfishers are solitary birds found in the Alcedinidae family.  They have large crested heads, small stocky bodies, short legs, and large bills like herons.  The birds in Canada and the United States are fish eaters.  They sit on a perch watching for prey, hover in the air above the water, and dive head first to spear the fish.  They use their strong feet to dig burrows for nesting.