Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon



The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. All kingfishers were formerly placed in one family, Alcedinidae, but recent research suggests that this should be divided into three. All six American kingfishers, together with three Old World species, make up the new family Cerylidae.

Factsheet: Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 

 

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