Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Female Kingfishers

Amazon Kingfisher and Green Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona -
Chloroceryle americana
For the time being we will deal with the females of these two species since the Amazon Kingfisher male has not been photographed yet. Since the beginning of the reserve this species has been reluctant to appear.
Sharing the same habitat and behaviour we must find differences in physical characteristics. Size is significant between these two species, the Amazon being 9 cm longer than the Green one. Bill's size is also to be taken into account.
Amazon Kingfisher Green Kingfisher
Martín pescador medianto/Amazon Kingfisher© Claudia Mon
Pectoral band incomplete
Martín pescador chico H/Green Kingfisher F© Amelia Besana
Two bands: pectoral complete and ventral incomplete
Martín pescador mediano/Amazon Kingfisher© Claudia Mon
No dots on upperwing coverts
Martín pescador chico/Green Kingfisher© Claudia y Tito Di Mauro
White dots on all coverts