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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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jaliya

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June 29, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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billmiky

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August 15, 2009

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

Date

June 29, 2015 01:10 PM PDT

Description

Female Belted Kingfisher hovering over water.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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reallifeecology

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June 20, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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smarr

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June 28, 2015 08:31 AM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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lamborghini44

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June 27, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

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June 16, 2015 07:56 PM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jaliya

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June 25, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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dpom

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December 31, 2012 07:30 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gyrrlfalcon

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June 22, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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salmonskyview

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August 18, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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regalis

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June 24, 2015 09:35 AM 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.