Perching

Green Kingfisher

Chloroceryle americana
Green Kingfisher thumbnail
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
Sonogram Large:
Sonogram Zoom:

View Citation

You may need to edit author's name to meet the style formats, which are in most cases "Last name, First name."

Bibliographic details:

  • 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: December 11, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Green Kingfisher. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/green-kingfisher

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

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

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Green Kingfisher". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 11 Dec 2018. 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/
Sliced citrus fruits
What is Organic Food?

Be Part of
Ask A Biologist

By volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteers page to get the process started.

Donate icon  Contribute

 

Share to Google Classroom