Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon

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Scientific name: Megaceryle alcyon




Call: a dry rattle

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[1] Brooks, R. P., & Davis, W. J. (1987). Habitat selection by breeding Belted Kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon). American Midland Naturalist, 117(1), 63-70. doi: 10.2307/2425708

[2] Davis, W. J. (1982). Territory size in Megaceryle alcyon along a stream habitat. The Auk, 99(2), 353-362.

[3] Hamas, M. J. (1994). Belted Kingfisher. In A. F. Poole & F. B. Gill (Eds.), Birds of North America Life Histories for the 21st Century (Vol. BNA 84). Washington, DC: American Ornithologists' Union.

[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] Peterson, R. T. (1980). A field guide to the birds east of the Rockies. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Belted Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Megaceryle alcyon Cent. and e Canada to n S America; W Indies; Trinidad; Tobago

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