American Pygmy-kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) - HBW 6, p. 242
French: Martin-pêcheur nain
Spanish: Martín Pescador Enano
Other common names: Pygmy/Least Green Kingfisher
Taxonomy: Alcedo aenea Pallas, 1764, Surinam.
Closely related to C. inda. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- stictoptera (Ridgway, 1884) - S Mexico (Puebla, Veracruz, Yucatán) to N & C Costa Rica.
- aenea (Pallas, 1764) - C Costa Rica to N Colombia, S on W of Andes to W Ecuador, and on E of Andes E to Venezuela, the Guianas and Trinidad and S to E Ecuador, E Peru, N Bolivia, Paraguay, N Argentina (Misiones) and SC Brazil.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 23 videos
A female perched on a thin branch over a pond, waiting to fish. Locality Curicaca Wildlife Refuge, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp aenea)
Alex García · Videoaves 9 July 2008 7 years ago 44 sec 4.9
A close ventral view of a calling female, while a male calls nearby. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp aenea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 March 2011 4 years ago 44 sec 4.6
A female on a branch, with a fish in the bill Locality Río Grande, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela (ssp aenea)
DAVID ASCANIO 31 May 2003 8 years ago 29 sec 4.6
Displaying on a branch. Locality Bladen Nature Reserve, Toledo District, Belize (ssp stictoptera)
Wayne Hall 11 March 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 4.5
Adult female perched on branch. Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (ssp stictoptera)
Wayne Hall 14 March 2013 2 years ago 19 sec 4.4
A close-up of a calling female on a twig. Locality Weg naar Zee, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp aenea)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 26 March 2011 4 years ago 36 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Paul Cools 23 January 2015 9 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 19 July 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Adult male responding to a call.
Locality Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Caroni Swamp, Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp aenea)
fayardmohammed 14 January 2012 4 years ago 4.4
Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Marc FASOL 1 August 2013 2 years ago 4.4
An adult male perched.
Locality Ariau Resort, Iranduba, Amazonas State, Brazil
Anselmo d Affonseca 10 March 2015 46 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Alfredo Rosas 28 December 2014 9 weeks ago 4.2