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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

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jessica32

Date

June 25, 2016

Place

tusten, ny (Google, OSM)

Description

BioBlitz observation

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

coachwhipbooks

Date

June 24, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kzhamilton

Date

August 14, 2015 09:21 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jaliya

Date

June 20, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

creationkeeper

Date

June 23, 2016 12:43 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

erinwhite8

Date

June 17, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

erinwhite8

Date

June 18, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 7, 2016 06:47 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

barbjensen

Date

May 21, 2016

Description

Belted Kingfisher

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jokurtz

Date

June 13, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jokurtz

Date

June 17, 2016

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jokurtz

Date

June 18, 2016
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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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