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Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana


The Green Kingfisher is 19 centimetres (7.5 in) long and weighs 27 grams (0.95 oz). It has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long bill. It is oily green above, with white markings on the wings and tail, and a white collar around the neck.


This is a resident bird that lives near rivers, swamps and lakes where they can get their food which basicaly is based on little fishes and some times insects.


This bird was seen alone in an small river near a beach in Costa Rica.

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Thanks all for your comments!

rutasandinas 11 years ago

Wow!!! asombroso que buen detalle del ave felicidades

KarenL 11 years ago

Wonderful series!
Welcome to the community Santiago!


bbprevas 11 years ago

Agree with Ryan. How does it stay upright?

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 11 years ago

Great spotting

Thanks Atul, I love this kind of bird I was not able to take the picture while fishing but I will try to get one!

Atul 11 years ago

this is such a lovely spotting , Thanks for sharing this one!

RyanWarner 11 years ago

These guys are so funny looking. Their head is so huge compared to the rest of their body.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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