Category: Alcedinidae

Does the Java Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo Euryzona) really exist?

Java Blue-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo Euryzona) is a “new” species split of from nominate status to full species status in 2013. This Java endemic kingfisher is firmly bound to rivers in lowland forest which is lost in an alarming rate throughout its range. There is only one sighting known, in 2009, since the thirties, the population […]

Nesting of the Ringed Kingfisher in the United States

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) Science Article 1 abstract According to the A.O.U. Check-list (fifth Ed., Baltimore, Amer. Ornithol. Union, 1957) the widespread neotropical Ringed Kingfisher (MegaceryIe torquata) is known from the United States only as ‘accidental on the lower Rio Grande in Texas (Laredo, June 2, 1888).’ More recent publications (Wolfe, Check-list of the birds […]


Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) Science Article 1 abstract Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) inhabits watercourses and shores from southern Texas and Arizona to the northern tributaries of Hudson’s La Plata, from the brackish water of mangrove-fringed lagoons to mountain streams 7000 feet above the sea. The two extremes of habitat are the exception, however; it prefers […]