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Ringed kingfisher

Megaceryle torquata


The Ringed Kingfisher is a large, conspicuous and noisy kingfisher, commonly found along the lower Rio Grande River valley in southeasternmost Texas in the United States through Central America to Tierra del Fuego in South America.


The breeding habitat is areas near large bodies of water, usually in heavily wooded areas where it finds a perch to hunt from. It is mostly a sedentary species, remaining in territories all year long.

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1 Comment

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 12 years ago

Great spoting

Lonquimay, IX Región de la Araucanía, Chile

Spotted on Jan 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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