29 November, 2010

Ringed Kingfisher

Scientific Name: Megaceryle torquata

Population Estimate: 20M

Range / Habitat: Found in wooded wetlands on both slopes of Mexico through Central America and throughout all of South America.

Field Notes: Large, noisy and conspicuous blue kingfisher. Larger than Belted Kingfisher, with rufous extending to entire belly.

Personal Notes: Seen at Aquacate, Belize and again on Arenal Lake, Costa Rica.

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