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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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ecotype

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May 22, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mikecpo

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April 10, 2015 03:57 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kpmcfarland

Date

May 21, 2015 10:34 AM EDT

Description

Hole on right active

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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erikamitchell

Date

May 17, 2015 11:23 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) Megaceryle alcyon

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barry2

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May 12, 2015 01:46 PM CDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jnelson

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May 13, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jaykeller

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May 2, 2015 12:16 PM PDT

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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malinpinsky

Date

May 10, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jzzipkin

Date

May 9, 2015 10:40 AM PDT

Description

Unmistakable ID, flying upstream. Photo is sort of a "where's Waldo" but I hope you can see the distinctive color pattern in the willow branches. 1/3 in from left side in horizontal center.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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drmcd3

Date

October 11, 2009

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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annfgilmore

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April 18, 2015 08:01 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mrfish33

Date

May 2, 2015

Description

very acrobatic bird making many dives

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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.