Perching

Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana
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Length: 9 in. (22 cm )
Found along the edge of small streams, lakes, marshes and ponds, this small kingfisher sits on a perch low over the water scanning the surface intently for fish. It dives shallowly into the water to catch its prey. More frequently, however, you are likely to see nothing but a streaking form flying low and quickly along the water\s surface as it moves from one fishing perch to the next. Its nest is a tunnel deep into the side of a sandy bank near the water.'

The four-digit banding code is GKIN.

Female | Jim Burns


Marsh / swamp

Open water

Riparian / River forest
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Green Kingfisher
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 24, 2021
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Green Kingfisher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 24, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

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Dr. Biology. "Green Kingfisher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

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Dr. Biology. "Green Kingfisher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 24 Jul 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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