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Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015

Sean had zig-zagged a net across a stream crossing in the hopes of trying to catch some birds following the stream corridors. Sure enough, a short time later they heard this Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) calling from the nets. This nice male is one of the smaller species of kingfishers in Costa Rica. They have very nice sharp long bills to grab fish with – or slice bird researcher’s hands with. Photographed by RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser for the Meet Your Neighbours global biodiversity project in Costa Rica while on assignment for the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) MYN