19 January, 2010

Green Kingfisher

Scientific Name: Chloroceryle americana

Population Estimate: 20M

Range / Habitat: Inland wetlands, particularly by running water, throughout southwestern US, Mexico, Central America and South America.

Field Notes: Small, green kingfisher with white in wings. Male with rufous bib and green below. Female with two green breast bands. Amazon Kingfisher with similar coloring but much larger and lacking white in wings.

Personal Notes: Seen along the Rio Cuale in Puerto Vallarta.

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