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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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nanorca13

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June 15, 2013 11:51 AM PDT

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nanorca13

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June 16, 2013 04:53 PM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nsharp

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September 28, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mmcmasters

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September 24, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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allenratzlaff

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September 27, 2016 08:54 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nicolegallup

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September 27, 2016 03:53 PM EDT

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two flying around

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kleinerj

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September 24, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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erikamitchell

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July 21, 2016 05:29 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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erikamitchell

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July 21, 2016 04:35 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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isaac_krone

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September 26, 2016 07:12 AM CDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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tereka_lasso

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September 17, 2016 05:53 PM MDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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anneguerriero

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September 21, 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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