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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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Martín pescador norteño Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

eolanp

Date

April 10, 2015 07:17 PM CDT

Description

Creo que es el martín pescador norteño pero tenia barras blancas en el pecho.

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BEKI Megaceryle alcyon

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zaccota

Date

April 20, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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islandstewards

Date

April 22, 2015 09:50 AM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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charlie

Date

April 21, 2015 10:43 AM CDT

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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ahazlett

Date

April 21, 2015 10:27 AM EDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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larry522

Date

April 18, 2015

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

scottking

Date

April 17, 2015 12:05 PM CDT

Description

Belted Kingfisher
Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

April 16, 2015 11:20 AM PDT

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Date

April 16, 2015

Description

Heard and seen flying over Eddy Lake. 1st one this year.

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BEKI Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

zaccota

Date

April 8, 2015

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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rbbrummitt

Date

April 11, 2015 11:15 AM PDT

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

sitkaconnor

Date

April 13, 2015
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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.