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  • French
    • martin-pêcheur d'Amérique
  • 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

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Recent observations

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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wdthein

Date

August 27, 2015 09:01 PM PDT

Description

Kingfisher nests in a stream bank.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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sanguinaria33

Date

August 26, 2015 04:34 PM CDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

Date

August 22, 2015 06:54 PM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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swampy

Date

August 26, 2015

Description

With meal.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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carloscarrera

Date

February 9, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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susanelliott

Date

August 24, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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asemerdj

Date

August 21, 2015 11:06 AM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jmaughn

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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imapuma

Date

August 23, 2015 06:30 PM EDT

Description

Kingfisher in willow

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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swampy

Date

August 23, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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sheliahargis

Date

August 22, 2015 10:42 AM CDT

Description

Birding Lake Bastrop by kayak from North Shore Park east into all the small inlets to outflow from power plant.

One Belted Kingfisher observed in 4.75 miles of kayaking.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

Date

August 20, 2015 01:55 PM PDT

Place

Lund, BC (Google, OSM)

Description

A pair of Kingfisher flying around the Lund marina.

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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.