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Category: Alcedinidae

Behavior and energy budgets of Belted Kingfishers in winter

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) Science Article 2 abstract I recorded behaviors and estimated energy intake and expenditures of 16 Belted Kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon) during January and February 1994. Each bird was watched for an entire day to examine the relationships among temperature, time of day, and foraging behavior. Estimates of total daily energy intake and […]

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. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Chloroceryle amazona | [UK] Amazon Kingfisher | [FR] Alcyon de l’Amazone | [DE] Amazonasfischer | [ES] Martin Pescador Amazonico | [NL] Amazone-ijsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Megaceryle amazona Chloroceryle amazona LA c Mexico to c Argentina Physical charateristics It is […]

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