The Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana) lives from central Texas to north Chile and central Argentina. It prefers small woodland streams, marshes, and rain pools. Adults are 18 cm (7 inches) in height and 37 g in weight.
Matures are above dark metallic green, with deep rufous breast, and underparts and narrow nuchal collar are white. Its lower breast is spotted with green. Feet dark gray and bill black. Its diet is based on fishes and small aquatic insects.