Order: Coraciiformes | Family: Alcedinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Costa Rica
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Amazonian Brazil & SE Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Loreto, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Amazonian, Colombia
Status: The American Pygmy Kingfisher favors slow-flowing rivers, creeks, forest pools, and similar habitat where it perches in secluded and often dark conditions close to the water. Often found in pairs. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Martín Pescador Pigmeo.
Sub-species: American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) Pallas, 1764.
Meaning of Name: Chloroceryle: Gr. Kloros=green, ceryle (kerulos)= a mythological bird mentioned by Aristotle. aenea: L. aes, aeris = tan, bronzed. A Ceryle with a predominantly tan or bronzed coloration.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.