Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda)
Brazilian name: Martim pescador da mata
Female Green-and-rufous Kingfisher, Joanes, Ilha de Marajó, Pará, Brazil, April 2003 - click for a larger image Joanes, Ilha de Marajó, Pará, Brazil
November 2005

The Green-and-rufous Kingfisher is distributed in Central America from Nicaragua south to Colombia and in the northern half of South America including the east coast of Brazil.

It is found along streams and rivers flowing through forest, forested swamps and mangroves.

It is midway in size between the smaller Green Kingfisher C. americana and the larger Amazon Kingfisher C. amazona.

Underparts are bright rufous with the female, as in this case, showing a broad breastband of white and green

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