Tag: Belted Kingfisher

Behavior and energy budgets of Belted Kingfishers in winter

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) Science Article 2 abstract I recorded behaviors and estimated energy intake and expenditures of 16 Belted Kingfishers (Ceryle alcyon) during January and February 1994. Each bird was watched for an entire day to examine the relationships among temperature, time of day, and foraging behavior. Estimates of total daily energy intake and […]

Territory size in Megaceryle alcyon along a stream habitat

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) Science Article 1 abstract Belted Kingfishers (Megaceryle alcyon) defend both breeding and nonbreeding territories. The small nonbreeding territories serve as feeding territories, and their size is inversely correlated to food abundance. In the breeding season, when nest sites are a limiting resource, territory size does not significantly correlate with food abundance. […]

Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)

[order] CORACIIFORMES | [family] Alcedinidae | [latin] Ceryle alcyon | [UK] Belted Kingfisher | [FR] Alcyon d’Amerique | [DE] Gurtelfischer | [ES] Martin Gigante Norteamericano | [NL] Bandijsvogel Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Ceryle alcyon Megaceryle alcyon NA widespread MA, n SA Physical charateristics The Belted Kingfisher is […]