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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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Recent observations

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

mayfly1963

Date

July 24, 2016 07:48 AM CDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

July 23, 2016

Description

See photo (No ID on the fish)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

martin-hall

Date

March 17, 2016 11:02 AM HST

Description

Female Belted Kingfisher guarding his nest in the creek bank

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

cgbb2004

Date

July 5, 2015 01:32 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

July 22, 2016

Description

1 seen and heard at VFW. Spooky.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

July 21, 2016

Description

2 at VFW.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

July 19, 2016

Description

1 seen flying low over lake.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

swampy

Date

July 20, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

janetwertz

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

lydialoan

Date

April 15, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

camelcreek

Date

July 18, 2016 09:51 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

salmonskyview

Date

July 18, 2016 10:10 PM MST
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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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