american pygmy kingfisher

July 6, 2016 - American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea)

These small kingfishers are found from Central America through much of South America, into northeast Argentina. They catch small fish and frogs, tadpoles, and insects from low perches near water. Females lay their eggs in unlined burrows in river banks or mounds of earth. Smaller than most kingfisher species, they are about five inches (13 cm) long.