Order: Coraciiformes | Family: Alcedinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Cieneguilla, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cieneguilla, Lima
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Status: The Green Kingfisher is the most widespread of all kingfishers. It favors a variety of river, creeks and stream types where it usually perches close to the water in semi-concealed perches. Known to occur from sea level to 2500 m in the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Martín Pescador Verde.
Sub-species: Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) (Gmelin, 1788).
C. a. americana: Amazonia, East of the Andes.
C. a. cabanisii: West of the Andes to n Chile.
Meaning of Name: Chloroceryle: Gr. Kloros=green, ceryle (kerulos)= a mythological bird mentioned by Aristotle. americana: Originating from America or occurring in America.
- 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.