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    • Megaceryle alcyon
    • Ceryle alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon alcyon
    • Megaceryle alcyon caurina
  • English
    • Belted Kingfisher
  • Spanish
    • Martín pescador norteño
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    • BEKI
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    • Guarda-rios-cintado

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Recent observations

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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tlim

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tlim

Date

December 18, 2014 02:46 PM EST

Description

fackahatchee strand

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Martín pescador norteño Megaceryle alcyon

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francisco3

Date

December 16, 2014 04:57 PM HST

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Belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

tnewman

Date

December 16, 2014

Description

1 belted kingfisher heard then seen at Jones Park about 1030 am.

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

December 15, 2014 11:45 AM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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finatic

Date

December 13, 2014 10:35 AM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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camelcreek

Date

December 14, 2014 03:39 AM EST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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royaltyler

Date

December 13, 2014 08:33 AM CST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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mikaelb

Date

December 7, 2014 08:14 AM CST

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belted kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

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bbunny

Date

December 9, 2014 09:43 AM PST

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Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

chuckd

Date

December 7, 2014

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Martín pescador norteño Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

francisco3

Date

December 9, 2014 04:40 PM HST
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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.