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Belted Kingfisher

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Ceryle Alcyon Alternate name
Megaceryle alcyon Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylidae Family   
30.5 - 33cm Length
Tropical mangrove, lakes, rivers, streams, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands, up to 2,500 m, in:- Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbuda, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Clipperton Atoll, Colombia, Cosos Island Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Isla Margarita, Islas Revillagigedo, Leeward Islands, Lesser AntillesMartinique, Mexico, Montserrat,  Navassa, Netherlands Antilles, Providencia, Saba, Saint Barth?emy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint-Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Andr? Island, Sint-Eustatius, Turks and Caicos Islands, Windward Islands Habitat-Altitude-Range
5 - 8 glossy white eggs nests in burrow near its fishing territory. Clutch  
Fish, crabs, molluscs, insects, amphibians, reptiles, small birds, small mammals, occasionally berries. Food   Diet
Fishes from perch. Habits
1150 World Number
Least Concern Status

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 Belted Kingfisher call
(Megaceryle alcyon)
Robin Carter XC1363
11-04-2005, United States

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