The Amazon Kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) is found from tropical Mexico to north Argentina. It lives in rivers, channels in mangroves, estuaries, and lake shores. Adults are 29 cm (11 inches) in length and 110 g in weight.
This is the largest green-backed kingfisher. Males are above dark metallic green, with breast deep rufous. Rest of underparts and narrow nuchal collar white. Bill and feet are black. Females are similar, but lacks rufous, and with sides of breast spotted with green. They feed on fishes.