The Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) ranges from south Texas to Tierra del Fuego in South America. It frequents lowlands of both slopes. Its measures are 41 cm (16 inches) in height and 290 g in weight.
Above is blue-gray, with the crown and crest finely streaked with black. Wing and tail feathers black, spotted and barred with white, and broadly edged with blue-gray. Throat and crissum white. Rest of underparts deep rufous. Feet blackish and bill brownish. This bird eats insects and fishes.