|Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)|
The Green Kingfisher is distributed from Texas through Central and South America as far as central Argentina. It is found in a variety of stream, lake and river habitats as well as on coastal sites.
|It is like a miniature Amazon Kingfisher Chloroceryle amazona though I find it difficult to judge the size when the bird is seen in isolation. Look for the rows of white spots on the wings which are lacking on the Amazon Kingfisher and the double green breast band in the female as opposed to the single of the female Amazon Kingfisher.|
|The male has a broad chestnut breast band with some green spots down the flanks while the female, as seen in photos 2, 3 and 5, has two bands of green spots. These are usually illustrated as being on a white background as in photo 5 but the individual in photos 2 and 3 has a buffy-orange colouring.|
|There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 6, Page 242; and in Hilty & Brown, Plate 19.|