Birds of Colombia

    CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)  
Genus: Megaceryle (2 species, 4 worldwide)


Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
Florida, United States  
   
Photograph by Andy Morffew     Copyright and usage info

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
Vancouver, Canada  
   
Photograph by Nigel from Vancouver     Copyright and usage info

Migratory. Most closely related to Ringed Kingfisher, but much smaller (smaller than Amazon Kingfisher).

Ringed Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata torquata) Male
San Jeronimo, Antioquia, Colombia  
   

Ringed Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata torquata) Female
Necocli, Antioquia, Colombia
  Largest American kingfisher.
   


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