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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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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

moonlittrails

Date

July 25, 2015 08:30 AM PDT

Description

heard across road from parking area

Photos / Sounds

Square

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

shannon3

Date

June 17, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

nanorca13

Date

July 27, 2015 12:52 PM PDT

Description

There was a pair in the marsh and others along the river. I saw three successful dives for fish.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

swampy

Date

August 18, 2014

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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marknenadov

Date

August 4, 2012

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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regalis

Date

July 25, 2015 08:34 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

July 24, 2015 06:00 PM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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elphick

Date

July 25, 2015 10:28 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mliberati

Date

July 25, 2015 07:53 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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terathopius

Date

April 7, 2015 07:51 AM HST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

Date

July 20, 2015 02:28 PM PDT

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Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

maractwin

Date

July 21, 2015 09:13 AM EDT
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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.