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    • Guarda-rios-cintado
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    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
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    • Belted Kingfisher
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    • Martín pescador norteño
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What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

October 17, 2014

Description

i belted kingfisher seen at VFW Lake in Lufkin TX on 10/17/14.

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jmaughn

Date

October 19, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

francisco3

Date

October 19, 2014 02:15 PM HST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

hectorfarah

Date

the past

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

March 2, 2012 09:04 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tiwane

Date

October 18, 2014

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

fm5050

Date

October 12, 2014 03:30 PM EDT

Description

Schoolhouse Pond, MD October 12, 2014.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

January 19, 2012 04:45 PM PST

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Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

March 27, 2012 04:21 PM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kentr4000

Date

October 15, 2014 02:20 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jdavisz

Date

September 30, 2014

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tstrauch

Date

August 5, 2014

Place

Masset, BC (Google, OSM)
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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.