Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Green Kingfisher - Chloroceryle americana

Order: Coraciiformes - Family: Alcedinidae
Habitat: Ponds

All records since January 2014
Adult male
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher© Hugo Aguilar
Green with white ventral and collar. Rufous breast
Martín pescador chico M/Green Kingfisher M© J. Simón Tagtachian
Spotted flanks. White dots on all coverts
Adult female
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher© Hugo Aguilar
Two bands on breast, the lower one may be incomplete
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher© J. Simón Tagtachian
Nartín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher© Pablo Serur
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher© RAP

Syndactyl foot

Green Kingfisher
01-03-14 © J. Simón Tagtachian

Here we can see how peculiar the foot of this female green kingfisher is. Like the majority of birds it has three forward-pointing toes and a back-pointing one. But the three toes are not separated. The two external ones are fused at the base and then separate. It is called syndactyl foot and is typical of this family, the Alcidinidae.

© Cora Rimoldi
Differences betwen females of Gren and amazon Kingfishers
M. pesc chico y mediano/Green and Amazon K
Go to female green and amazon kingfishers
Más registros fotográficos desde enero 2013
More photographic records since January 2013