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  • Scientific Names
    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
  • English
    • Belted Kingfisher
  • Spanish
    • Martín pescador norteño
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    • BEKI
  • Portuguese
    • Guarda-rios-cintado
  • French
    • martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

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Recent observations

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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luisguillermo986

Date

February 6, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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cwwood

Date

February 2, 2016 01:31 PM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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francisco3

Date

February 5, 2016 09:40 AM HST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

February 4, 2016

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917. San Juan del Río, Querétaro.
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcelos.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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nanorca13

Date

February 4, 2016 12:49 PM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

February 3, 2016

Description

Periferia Presa Constitución 1917.
San Juan del Río, Querétaro.
Laura Uribe, Grupo Vasconcleos.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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asemerdj

Date

February 4, 2016 07:55 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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negronahual

Date

January 28, 2016 10:59 AM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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tnewman

Date

February 3, 2016

Description

1 seen at City Lake.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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anewman

Date

February 8, 2012

Place

GBWMB (Google, OSM)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jaydubyah

Date

February 3, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jfones

Date

February 3, 2016
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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.