Green kingfisher

The Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana, is a resident breeding bird which occurs from southern Texas in the USA south through Central and South Americal to central Argentina.

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The Green 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 Green Kingfisher, Chloroceryle americana, is a resident breeding bird which occurs from southern Texas in the USA south through Central and South Americal to central Argentina. This small kingfisher breeds by streams in forests or mangroves. The nest is in a horizontal tunnel up to a metre long made in a river bank. The female lays three, sometimes four, eggs. The Green Kingfisher is 19 centimetres (7.5 in) long and weighs 27 grams (0.95 oz). More

Green Kingfishers are often seen perched on a low shaded branch close to water before plunging in head first after their fish prey. They also eat aquatic insects. These birds often give a pebbly rattling call. Contents * 1 Taxonomy * 2 Gallery * 3 References * 4 External links Taxonomy - Variation in this species is clinal. More

The American green kingfishers are the Chloroceryle genus of kingfishers, which are native to tropical Central and South America, with one species extending north to south Texas. More

to the two larger kingfishers, Green Kingfishers perch on low branches and fly low over the water’s surface. << Select another bird species Green Kingfisher - Range Map Range Map for Gren Kingfisher News | Contact Us | Help Home | Sites | Events | Bird Info | About Us | Get Involved All content is copyright of World Birding Center unless otherwise noted. More

The Green Kingfisher has a large range, estimated globally at 16,000,000 square kilometers. The bird is native to the Americas and prefers a forest, wetland or marine ecosystem, though it has been known to live in urban areas or in canals or ditches. The population is estimated globally at 5,000,000 to 50,000,000 individuals. The population does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. More

The Amazon Kingfisher resembles the Green Kingfisher which shares its range, but it is much larger than its relative, and three to four times as heavy. It is 29-30 cm long and weighs 110g. It has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill. It is oily green above, with a shaggy crest and a white collar around the neck. It lacks the white markings on the wings shown by Green Kingfisher. More

Amazon Kingfisher and Green Kingfisher, have white underparts with only the males also having a rufous breast band. These birds take crustaceans and fish caught by the usual kingfisher technique of a dive from a perch or brief hover, although the American Pygmy Kingfisher will hawk at insects in flight. More

Green Kingfisher: Uncommon and local in southern Texas; rare to casual in southeastern Arizona; has recently begun nesting locally in south Arizona, spreading north from Mexico. Preferred habitats include small, clear streams, quiet pools, and backwaters. Breeding and Nesting Green Kingfisher: Three to six white eggs are laid in a nest made of grass and built in a burrow 2 to 3 feet deep, usually in a stream bank. More

Green Kingfisher Female - Photograph courtesy David Mason References DeGraaf, Richard M., Virgil E. Scott, R.H. Hamre, Liz Ernst, and Stanley H. Anderson. 1991. Forest and rangeland birds of the United States natural history and habitat use. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 688. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. William James Davis, 1982. Territory Size in Megaceryl alcyon along a Stream Habitat. More

Distribution of the Green Kingfisher in North and Middle America. Adult female Green Kingfisher; Texas This small kingfisher has a relatively large bill and a conspicuous white collar. Both sexes are green, the male distinguished by a rufous breast. The species is somewhat larger than the American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea), but only about two-thirds the size of the Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) and half the size of the Ringed Kingfisher (C. torquata). More

seeing the Green Kingfisher was a very lucky and successful one. North America has three Kingfishers, Belted, Green and Ringed. You can see all three only in South Texas near the Mexican border. The Ringed is the largest of the three and should have been much easier to locate, but it was never spotted. More

The Green Kingfisher is a beautiful olive green bird that can be found in southern Texas in the United States and south throughout Central and South America to central Argentina. You'll find these small birds perched on a low shaded branch close to water before plunging head in first to catch fish. They breed in streams in forests and mangroves, where they dig horizontal tunnels up to three feet in the river bank. More

Two Green Kingfisher birds, a male and a female, perched together on a barren tree branch allowing a prime opportunity to capture their portrait. - This portrait of two Green Kingfisher birds resting together on a tree branch was taking in Texas Hill Country in Comfort, Texas in the USA. Very small birds which grow to about 7.5 inches long and only weighing about 27 grams, it is very easy to tell the difference between the male and female species. More

Green kingfisher spotted at Hassayampa River = An interesting development for birders: A female green kingfisher, a mostly tropical bird, was spotted and documented at The Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve in Wickenburg. That's pretty far north for the small bird, whose range is generally believed to reach as far as parts of southern New Mexico, Texas and areas of Cochise County in southern Arizona. They have been seen at various locations along the San Pedro River. More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Alcedinidae
Genus : Chloroceryle
Species : americana
Authority : (Gmelin, 1788)