Category: Alcedinidae

Territory size in Megaceryle alcyon along a stream habitat

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) Science Article 1 abstract Belted Kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) defend both breeding and nonbreeding territories. The small nonbreeding territories serve as feeding territories, and their size is inversely correlated to food abundance. In the breeding season, when nest sites are a limiting resource, territory size does not significantly correlate with food abundance. […]

THE INFLUENCE OF FOOD ON REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES IN A MONOGAMOUS KINGFISHER (CHLOROCERYLE AMAZONA)

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) Science Article 1 abstract We examined the influence of food accessibility on the reproductive behavior of the Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) in Panama. Both sexes invested equally in nest building, but females incubated the eggs more often than males. Foraging performance (time elapsed between successful dives) differed between mates because they […]

Life History of the Amazon Kingfisher

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) Science Article 2 abstract In contrast to the large and varied assemblage of kingfishers in the Old World, only six species representing two genera occur in the Western Hemisphere. The Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) is the largest of the four species which comprise its genus, and in the New World it […]

Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Alcedo atthis | [UK] Kingfisher | [FR] Martin-pecheur d’Europe | [DE] Eisvogel | [ES] Martin Pescador de Eurasia | [NL] IJsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics The smallest of the kingfishers to be found in most of its range, […]

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Chloroceryle americana | [UK] Green Kingfisher | [FR] Alcyon vert | [DE] Grunfischer | [ES] Martin Pescador Verde | [NL] Groene IJsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Chloroceryle americana NA, LA sw USA to n Argentina Chloroceryle americana americana n South […]

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Chloroceryle inda | [UK] Green-and-rufous Kingfisher | [FR] Alcyon bicolore | [DE] Zweifarben-Fischer | [ES] Martin Pescador Verdirrufo | [NL] Groenbruine IJsvogel Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics The adult male has glossy green upperparts, with white spotting on the wings, and a rufous nape and underparts. The female […]

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Ceryle rudis | [UK] Pied Kingfisher | [FR] Alcyon pie | [DE] Graufischer | [ES] Martin Pescador Pio | [NL] Bonte IJsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Todus rudis Ceryle rudis Ceryle rudis AF, OR widespread, also Middle East Ceryle rudis […]

White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Halcyon smyrnensis | [UK] White-breasted Kingfisher | [FR] Martin-chasseur de Smyrne | [DE] Braunliest | [ES] Martin pescador turco | [NL] Smyrna-ijsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics A medium sized, noisy, with long tail and large red bill kingfisher. […]