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    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
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    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
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    • Belted Kingfisher
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    • Martín pescador norteño
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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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cdmar10

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March 2, 2015 08:19 AM EST

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Martín pescador norteño Megaceryle alcyon

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felixlumbreras

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March 1, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kueda

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February 28, 2015 04:05 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jamo

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November 12, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gyrrlfalcon

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February 25, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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ranger-rouster

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September 6, 2014 07:16 AM EDT

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Martín pescador norteño Megaceryle alcyon

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February 23, 2015 10:59 AM CST

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Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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tnewman

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February 13, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jmaughn

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February 21, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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joebtsfplk

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June 14, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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tiwane

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February 20, 2015 11:51 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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finatic

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February 14, 2015 12:26 PM PST

Description

Del Norte County, California, US

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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.