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  • Portuguese
    • Guarda-rios-cintado
  • Scientific Names
    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
  • English
    • Belted Kingfisher
  • Spanish
    • Martín pescador norteño
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BEKI

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

naturenut

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

this is new...do we have these kind of bird here in this part of texas, I think I saw one like it at the pond, here are some photo he was far away across the pond he was zipping in and out, swooping down in the pond so fast, he so pretty

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

susanelliott

Date

October 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

mchlfx

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

Not a good photograph as I as zoomed out to the max and free hand. I'm sure of the species am think this should be enough for an agreement (I hope).

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

finatic

Date

October 20, 2014 09:51 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

taogirl

Date

October 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

BEKI Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

zcota

Date

October 21, 2014

Place

Berlin, VT (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

September 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

I've been seeing kingfishers here for the last couple months, but finally was able to snap a photo of one.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

October 25, 2014 08:23 AM PDT

Description

Single Belted Kingfisher seen in early am. White patch on wings when flying. Always perched high over water.

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

October 12, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

frankmoses

Date

October 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

September 20, 2014
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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.