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certor 1310.jpg (35889 bytes) Ceryle torquata Alternate name
Megaceryle torquata Scientific name 
Coraciiformes Order
Cerylidae Family   
38 - 40.5cm Length
Moist forest, rivers, streams, creeks , shoreline, rockpools, estuaries, canals, ditches, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, peatlands, up to 1,500 m, in:- Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Islands, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Windward Islands. Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 6 white eggs. Clutch  
Fish Food   Diet
Fishes from perch.       Habits
1151 World Number

Least Concern


  Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

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 Ringed Kingfisher song?
(Megaceryle torquata torquata)
Nick Athanas XC20715
13-05-2008, Peru

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