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  • Scientific Names
    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
  • English
    • Belted Kingfisher
  • Spanish
    • Martín pescador norteño
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BEKI
  • Portuguese
    • Guarda-rios-cintado
  • French
    • martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

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Recent observations

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

allenratzlaff

Date

August 27, 2016 08:50 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

natsmith

Date

March 14, 2016

Description

eBird data.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

rachelbolus

Date

August 27, 2016 10:15 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

christine23

Date

August 27, 2016 04:43 PM CDT

Place

Bergen, WI (Google, OSM)

Description

Edge of marsh

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 26, 2016 08:29 AM CDT

Description

quick "from the hip" fly-by shot

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

swells

Date

August 26, 2016 09:07 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

digibirdtrek

Date

August 24, 2016 07:02 AM PDT

Description

Belted Kingfisher

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kimssight

Date

August 25, 2016 09:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

phylocode

Date

August 23, 2016 04:58 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

arnel

Date

August 24, 2016 01:50 AM MST

Description

Single bird observed, flying across Seal Slough near the Fish Market Restaurant.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

greglasley

Date

August 24, 2016 12:04 PM CDT

Description

distant Belted Kingfisher in the rain

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

ellendale

Date

October 27, 2015 05:28 PM EDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. It is depicted on the 1986 series Canadian $5 note. All kingfishers were formerly placed in one family, Alcedinidae, but recent research suggests that this should be divided into three. All six New World kingfishers, together with three Old World species, make up the new family Cerylidae.

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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