Order: Coraciiformes | Family: Alcedinidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Moyobamba, San Martin
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Brazil
Status: The Green and Rufous Kingfisher is associated to smaller rivers and bodies of wáter with extensive vegetation along the edges. It perches inside vegetation in darker conditions than other kingfishers. It is uncommon to rare throughout Amazonia below 1000 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Martín Pescador Verde y Rufo.
Sub-species: Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda) (Linnaeus, 1766).
Meaning of Name: Chloroceryle: Gr. Kloros=green, ceryle (kerulos)= a mythological bird mentioned by Aristotle. inda: from India, in reference to the fact that early Europeans called India the newly discovered Caribbean region now known as the West Indies. A kingfisher from the West Indies.
- 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.