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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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Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

keimwj

Date

August 14, 2014 04:49 PM EDT

Description

14 Aug 2014.
Bradford Dam, Bucks Co, PA.
Male.
Found on snags on a lake.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

crotalinae

Date

December 22, 2013 02:19 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

dave-barry

Date

August 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

dreierj

Date

October 21, 1989

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

fm5050

Date

August 2, 2014 03:40 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

sara4

Date

August 8, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

July 14, 2014

Description

This kingfisher flew past our kayaks and perched several times, but I only managed to snap the shutter when it was very far away.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

August 10, 2014 11:43 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

billgiez

Date

August 10, 2014 12:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

prophoss

Date

June 14, 2014

Description

seen many times. runs up and down the creek.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

yasingi

Date

July 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

dreierj

Date

July 11, 1980
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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.