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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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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

phlank

Date

January 26, 2014 04:39 PM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nvarvel

Date

September 16, 2012

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gpstewart

Date

October 7, 2011

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

dremsen

Date

July 27, 2014 09:59 PM EDT

Description

Heard calling and then seen flying at Hadley Harbor.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

sarahcarline

Date

July 21, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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sarahcarline

Date

July 19, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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krystawyn

Date

July 26, 2014 09:35 AM EDT

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BEKI Megaceryle alcyon

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zcota

Date

July 21, 2014

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BEKI Megaceryle alcyon

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zcota

Date

July 21, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kaitlin

Date

July 25, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

goldeagle60

Date

July 24, 2014 08:54 AM EDT

Description

Medium sized bird, slate blue back, white front. Slate blue and rust red bands going across the chest.

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

mareastra

Date

July 19, 2014 02:29 PM EDT
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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.