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Amazon Kingfisher

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chlama22121.jpg (57801 bytes) Alternate name
Chloroceryle amazona Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylida Family   
29-30 cm  Length
Estuarine water, lagoons, mangrove, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, up to 1,200 m, in:- Argentina, Aruba, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Netherlands, Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 4 white eggs Clutch  
Mainly fish. Food   Diet
Dives from perch to catch prey.     Habits
1153 World Number

Least Concern


Photo by Arthur Grosset © all rights reserved

wpe25.jpg (4363 bytes)  Amazon Kingfisher song
(Chloroceryle amazona)
Andrew Spencer XC31704
22-03-2009, Panama

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