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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

bbunny

Date

September 1, 2014 10:17 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

September 1, 2014

Description

Saw a belted kingfisher about 8am along south shore of VFW Lake. No photo.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kentr4000

Date

August 31, 2014 05:28 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

pieceofmind

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

Male and Female - They were fighting over this fishing spot!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

sgreene13

Date

August 30, 2014 10:02 AM EDT

Description

Fishing up and down creek

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

jmaughn

Date

August 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

mhudson26

Date

August 24, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

rdm24

Date

October 4, 2008

Description

At the Jack Dunster Marine Reserve

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

kentr4000

Date

August 29, 2014 07:55 AM EDT

Description

1 individual, very vocal fly back and forth across river

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

wengarmon

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Es un pájaro robusto, de tamaño mediano que mide entre 28-35 cm de largo, con una envergadura de 48 a 58 cm. Suelen pesar entre 140 y 170 g.2

Tiene una cabeza grande con una cresta de plumas. Su pico robusto y largo es de color negro con una base gris. Esta ave tiene un dimorfismo sexual inverso, con la hembra de colores más brillantes que el macho. Ambos sexos tienen la cabeza azul pizarra, un cuello blanco, una banda azul en el pecho y las partes inferiores blancas. La espalda y las alas de son color gris, y las puntas de las plumas de color negro con pequeños puntos blancos. La hembra tiene una banda rojiza en la parte superior del abdomen que se extiende por los flancos. Los juveniles de esta especie son similares a los adultos, pero ambos sexos cuentan con una banda rojiza en la parte superior del abdomen

Photos / Sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

cspnl

Date

November 1, 2011 02:24 PM PDT

Description

Was on the metal railing of the observation deck pier, moved to a wooden fence top, saw a hawk on his metal railing and chased the hawk away, then perched on the metal railing again. Hawk will be in another observation.

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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.