American Pygmy Kingfisher

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American Pygmy Kingfisher

The American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) resides from tropical Mexico to west Ecuador, central Bolivia, and central Brazil. It frequents small woodland streams, pools, puddles, and small channels in mangroves. Its measures are 13 cm (5 inches) in height and 18 g in weight.

This small bird has rufous underparts, and white belly. Above is dark metallic green. Its cheeks and throat are deep orange-buff, shading to rich dark rufous on breast, sides, and flanks. It eats small fishes and insects.

Common Name: American Pygmy Kingfisher
Scientific Name: Chloroceryle aenea
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