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American Pygmy Kingfisher

(Chloroceryle aene)

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Small green and reddish brown bird with long, heavy bill; reddish brown neek-band, throat, and chest; lower belly white; female with dark greenish bar across chest; to 13cm (5 in). (Martín Pescador Enano, Martín Pescado).


Low elevation aquatic sites, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found along small forest streams, ponds, pools, swamps.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aene), Costa Rica