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Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

Alternate name
Chloroceryle americana Scientific name
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylida Family   
19cm Length
Estuarine water, lagoons, rockpools, mangrove, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens & peatlands up to 2,800 m, in:- Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA & Venezuela. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 4 White eggs. Clutch  
Mainly fish also insects. Food   Diet
Fishes from a perch or hovers before plunging on its prey.     Habits
1154 World Number

Least Concern



Video by INBioCostaRica all rights reserved

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Green Kingfisher call
(Chloroceryle americana)
Robin Carter XC7735
23-12-2005, United States

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