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

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Recent observations

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What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

mareastra

Date

July 19, 2014 02:29 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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emilyyyjs

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Perched on top of tree singing.

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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blustm

Date

July 19, 2014 09:42 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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justjohn

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

bryan park (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

greglasley

Date

July 14, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

naturegirl2014

Date

June 30, 2014

Description

This female kingfisher watched us kayak past the island where the tree she perched in grew. She was quite noisy, chattering the entire time we saw her. Couldn't get close enough for a better photo.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

laurahabel

Date

July 8, 2014

Description

female belted kingfisher
1st spotting

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jnstuart

Date

September 24, 2010

Description

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA.

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

gholborn

Date

July 3, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gholborn

Date

June 27, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gholborn

Date

June 6, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

gholborn

Date

May 18, 2014
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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.