French: Martin-pêcheur d’Amazonie German: Amazonasfischer Spanish: Martín pescador amazónico
Mexico (S Sinaloa and S Tamaulipas) and Belize S to Colombia and Venezuela, and S on E side of Andes to C Argentina (La Rioja, Buenos Aires).
30 cm; male 98–121 g, female 125–140 g. Adult male dark bronzy green upperparts except for white collar and small white marks in front of and below eye (no white... read more
Loud, harsh, repeated "tek" or "klek", staccato "chrit", given alone... read more
Large slow-flowing or fast-flowing rivers with rapids and deep pools, also lakeshores and wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Fish (Characidae), and crustaceans (Penaeus aztecus). Hunts from a perch, with occasional head-bobbing or tail-jerking, and dives... read more
Lays in Jan–Mar in Costa Rica, in Feb–May in Honduras and Panama, and in May in Trinadad; 1 brood. Male courtship-feeds female... read more
Presumably sedentary, but occasional vagrants reported from Trinidad and there is a single record... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, and quite common in some localities. In Colombia and Bolivia, densities 0·95–5·6/km of shoreline at lakes, 0·8... read more
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