American Pygmy Kingfisher

This tiny kingfisher occurs in dense forests and mangroves along small streams or rivers with heavily vegetated banks. The unlined nest is in a horizontal tunnel up to 40 cm long made in a river bank, earth heap, or occasionally an arboreal termite nest. The female lays three, sometimes four, white eggs.

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The American Pygmy Kingfisher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The American Pygmy Kingfisher, Chloroceryle aenea, is a resident breeding bird which occurs in the American tropics from southern Mexico south through Central America to western Ecuador, and then around the northern Andes cordillera in the east to central Bolivia and central Brazil. The species occupies the entire Amazon Basin and the Tocantins River drainage adjacent in ParĂ¡ state Brazil. It also occurs on Trinidad. More

The American Pygmy Kingfisher, Chloroceryle aenea, is distributed from southern Mexico through central Brazil. This tiny kingfisher is only 5 inches (13cm) long and weighs and 0.6 ounces (18g). It feeds on tiny fish, tadpoles and insects. BUY IT NOW Go to Purchase Information for explanation of options. More

two American Pygmy Kingfishers in this area, they must having been mating or nesting. Lucky enough to get a couple of shots of this very cool little Kingfisher. Photo taken near Gamboa, Panama. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. More

I,i - toggle EXIF info ExhibitPlus American Pygmy Kingfisher American Pygmy Kingfisher DATE: 8/9/06 4:45 PM | CAMERA: NIKON CORPORATION (NIKON D200) | RESOLUTION: 773 x 537 | NATIVE FOCAL LENGTH: 400. More

The American Pygmy Kingfisher is 13 cm long and weighs 18g. It has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill. It is oily green above, with a yellow-orange collar around the neck, rufous underparts and a white belly. The female has a narrow green breast band. Young birds resemble the adults, but have paler rufous underparts, no breast band, and speckled wings and flanks. It gives a weak tik or stony cht cht call. More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Chloroceryle
Species : aenea
Authority : (Pallas, 1764)