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 24 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 4 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 3 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 40 photos
Locality Tárcoles, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Paul Cools 23 January 2015 25 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 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Alfredo Rosas 28 December 2014 25 weeks ago 4.2