Green Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana

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Scientific name: Chloroceryle americana




Call: a pebbly rattle

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[4] Vilella, F. J., & Baldassarre, G. A. (2010). Abundance and distribution of waterbirds in the llanos of Venezuela. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 122(1), 102-115. doi: 10.1676/09-070.1

[5] Warner, D. W. (1952). The green kingfisher. The Wilson Bulletin, 64(3), 131-132.

[6] Willard, D. E. (1985). Comparative feeding ecology of twenty-two tropical piscivores. Ornithological Monographs No. 36, Neotropical Ornithology (pp. 788-797). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


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Green Kingfisher Subspecies
Scientific name Range
Chloroceryle americana americana Trop. S America (primarily e of Andes); Trinidad; Tobago
Chloroceryle americana cabanisii W Colombia and w Ecuador w of Andes to n Chile
Chloroceryle americana hachisukai Extreme s Arizona to w-central Texas and nw Mexico
Chloroceryle americana mathewsii S Brazil and Bolivia to n Argentina
Chloroceryle americana septentrionalis S-central Texas to s Colombia and w Venezuela

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