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Ceryle alcyon = Megaceryle alcyon (belted kingfisher)
Subject: Ceryle alcyon = Megaceryle alcyon (belted kingfisher)
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Ceryle alcyon - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ16800263.Megaceryle alcyon (belted kingfisher).jpg
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Ceryle alcyon = Megaceryle alcyon (belted kingfisher)

Ceryle alcyon
Artist George Edwards (–1773); Johann Michael Seligmann (1720–1762)
Date between 1700 and 1880
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer Edwards V 10
Old Latin name Ceryle alcyon
New Latin name Megaceryle alcyon
Common name Nederlands: Bandijsvogel

The belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, native to North America. The belted kingfisher is a stocky, medium-sized bird that has a large head with a shaggy crest. Its long, heavy bill is black with a grey base. It has a large blue band on the breast. The female features a rufous band across the upper belly that extends down the flanks. The only kingfisher in the majority of its range, the belted kingfisher's breeding habitat is near inland bodies of waters or coasts across most of North America, within Canada, Alaska and the United States. They migrate from the northern parts of its range to the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies in winter. It is a rare visitor to the northern areas of Colombia, Venezuela, and the Guianas.

Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Subfamily: Cerylinae
Genus: Megaceryle
Species: Megaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Alcedo alcyon Linnaeus, 1758
- Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758)

Belted kingfisher
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