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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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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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natureinla

Date

January 15, 2017

Description

Photo and Observation via Instagram by lunateege

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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blakesito

Date

November 23, 2016 09:20 AM CST

Place

Oaxaca, MX (Google, OSM)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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blakesito

Date

November 23, 2016 09:32 AM CST

Place

Oaxaca, MX (Google, OSM)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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debaraj

Date

January 16, 2017 11:13 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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January 17, 2017 02:26 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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cullin

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January 16, 2017 04:00 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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lgottlieb

Date

January 16, 2017 11:51 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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stalkerbob

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January 16, 2017 03:00 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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lorax32

Date

January 15, 2017 11:24 AM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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hikingsandiego

Date

January 16, 2017 03:32 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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avocat

Date

January 1, 2017 01:18 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

greglasley

Date

January 16, 2017 10:32 AM CST
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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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