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  • 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
  • French
    • martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

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Recent observations

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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jay

Date

April 16, 2016 06:46 PM MDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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austinxuscerp

Date

May 1, 2016

Place

zzyzx (Google, OSM)

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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kucycads

Date

April 8, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mnschuma

Date

April 30, 2016

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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goldeagle60

Date

May 2, 2016

Description

Belted Kingfisher

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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anudibranchmom

Date

April 28, 2016 10:06 AM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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badams

Date

April 29, 2016

Description

heard only

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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rachaelapahl

Date

July 8, 2015 01:09 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mustardlypig

Date

April 30, 2016 06:45 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Heard 1

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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zim0eil

Date

April 30, 2016 09:17 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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bsigel

Date

April 29, 2016 06:50 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

allencalvert54

Date

April 29, 2016 06:30 PM PDT
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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.
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