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 20 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 4 years ago 44 sec 5
Displaying on a branch. Locality Bladen Nature Reserve, Toledo District, Belize (ssp stictoptera)
Wayne Hall 11 March 2012 1 year ago 30 sec 4.5
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 1 year ago 44 sec 4.5
Adult female perched on branch. Locality Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize District, Belize (ssp stictoptera)
Wayne Hall 14 March 2013 5 weeks 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 1 year ago 36 sec 4.3
A close-up of a male Locality Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Max Roth 28 February 2001 8 years ago 27 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 22 photos
Adult male responding to a call.
Locality Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Caroni Swamp, Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
fayardmohammed 14 January 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Adult - Perched
Locality Mana, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 22 December 2008 2 years ago 4.1
Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala
Marc FASOL 26 April 2012 24 weeks ago 4
Male. Perched on a branch over an "aguada"
Locality Celestún, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 23 June 2011 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Philip Perry 5 September 2010 48 weeks ago 3.8
adult female scanning for fish
Locality Cat's Hill, Moruga, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
nigel lallsingh 15 May 2009 1 year ago 3.8