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    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
  • English
    • Belted Kingfisher
  • Spanish
    • Martín pescador norteño
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    • BEKI
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    • Guarda-rios-cintado

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 30, 2015

Description

2 were flying around, territorial issues?

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 29, 2015

Description

1 seen and heard near dam. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

royaltyler

Date

January 23, 2015 04:10 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

lilerbie3

Date

January 27, 2015 05:24 PM PST

Description

Santee lakes

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

speiden

Date

January 27, 2015 11:29 AM CST

Description

nest holes

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 27, 2015

Description

1 seen foraging at lake.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

finatic

Date

January 25, 2015 10:26 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

dpom

Date

January 25, 2015 11:10 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

fcchatter

Date

December 30, 2014 03:01 PM EST

Description

Alligator Creek

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 21, 2015

Description

1 seen at pond near headquarters.
No photo.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

francisco3

Date

January 19, 2015 04:49 PM HST
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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.