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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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digibirdtrek

Date

December 4, 2016 12:19 PM PST

Description

Belted Kingfisher

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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ldjaffe

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November 29, 2016 04:48 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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allenratzlaff

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December 2, 2016 03:30 PM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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marianacroc15

Date

November 13, 2016 04:58 PM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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ral7

Date

December 4, 2016 06:06 PM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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awijker

Date

July 30, 1992

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kakalotli

Date

December 4, 2016 09:33 AM MST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jlzachary1

Date

November 18, 2016 01:30 PM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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robberfly

Date

December 4, 2016 12:00 PM PST

Description

Heard this girl cackling away along the river...

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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scottstolsenberg

Date

August 18, 2016 09:48 AM EDT

Description

Two kingfishers seemed to be sparring with each other over the water at Glass Farm

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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juddpatterson

Date

November 30, 2016 07:23 AM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kucycads

Date

December 1, 2016 06:54 PM 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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