Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana

Overview

The Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) is a species of kingfisher (family Alcedinidae) in the order Coraciiformes of bird (class Aves).

Description

A small kingfisher with short tail and long bill. Green above with white markings on the wings and tail and a white collar around the neck. Male have a rufous breast, while the female breast is buff-white with two green chest bands.

Range

Found by streams in forests or mangroves from southern Texas in the United States south through Central and South America to central Argentina.

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Observed

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) - United States

United States

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Observed
Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) - United States

United States

Classification

Species in the Genus of Chloroceryle

Amazon Kingfisher

Chloroceryle amazona

American Pygmy Kingfisher

Chloroceryle aenea

Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher

Chloroceryle inda

External Links

Green Kingfisher – Wikipedia
Green Kingfisher – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Green Kingfisher – Audubon.org