Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ringed Kingfisher - Ceryle torquata

There are five kingfishers along the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. The Ringed Kingfisher is a frequent resident species and the largest. 

The Green Kingfisher is a common resident and the American Pigmy Kingfisher is a frequent resident. The Amazon Kingfisher is an uncommon resident. The Belted Kingfisher, which is the only species in Alberta, is a migrant during the northern winter.

1. Sibley DA. The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf New York. 2000.
2. Sibley DA. The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior. Alfred A. Knopf New York. 2001.
3. Van Perlo, B. Birds of Mexico and Central America. Princeton UP. 2006.

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