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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

pieceofmind

Date

August 24, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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pieceofmind

Date

September 8, 2013

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

June 15, 2013

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

June 9, 2013

Description

With a fish!

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

cspnl

Date

September 20, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

Description

Perched on observation deck railing, overlooking marsh.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

svarner

Date

September 19, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

September 17, 2014

Description

At Beaver Creek.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kingzonata

Date

September 12, 2014

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

joshualincoln

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

milton, vt (Google, OSM)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

onondagaaudubon

Date

September 13, 2014 11:06 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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sjlapan

Date

September 13, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

anomalocaris

Date

September 13, 2014 09:18 AM EDT

Description

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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.