Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

American Pygmy-kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) - HBW 6, p. 242

French: Martin-pêcheur nain German: Erzfischer 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.