Amazon Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher, Chloroceryle amazona

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Scientific name: Chloroceryle amazona




Call: harsh teck. The main call is a loud, harsh ‘tek’, often repeated to sound like a footballrattle; also frog-like notes[2]

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Song: a whistled see see see see. as a greeting and in similar contexts, is a series of clear notes, first accelerating and rising in pitch, then decelerating and falling away[2].

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[1] Forshaw, J. M., & Cooper, W. T. (1983). Kingfishers and related birds: Alcedinidae, Ceryl to Cittura. Sydney, Aus: Lansdowne Editions.

[2] Fry, C. H., Fry, K., & Harris, A. (1992). Kingfishers, bee-eaters and rollers: A handbook. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

[3] Garrigues, R., & Dean, R. (2007). The birds of Costa Rica: A field guide. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

[4] Obando-Calderón, G., Chaves-Campos, J., Garrigues, R., Montoya, M., Ramirez, O., Sandoval, L., et al. (2009). Lista oficial de las aves de Costa Rica 2009. San José, Costa Rica: Boletín de la Asociación Ornitológica de Costa Rica.

[5] Skutch, A. F. (1957). Life history of the Amazon Kingfisher. The Condor, 59(4), 217-229.

[6] Stiles, F. G., & Skutch, A. F. (1989). A guide to the birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.


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Amazon Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Chloroceryle amazona S Mexico to Colombia, Venezuela and e of Andes to Argentina

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