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American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) by Twan Leenders

Posted on Dec 30, 2013

The American Pygmy Kingfisher has a range that reaches from Mexico throughout Central America and into much of South America. In the U.S. we’re most familiar with the abundant and widespread Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon). While they resemble one another in build and foraging technique all the way to nesting habitat the American Pygmy Kingfisher is much smaller and weighs several times less than the Belted Kingfisher. This is another great Meet Your Neighbours shot by Twan taken recently in Costa Rica.

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