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 21 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 6 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 3 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 7 years ago 29 sec 4.6
Displaying on a branch. Locality Bladen Nature Reserve, Toledo District, Belize (ssp stictoptera)
Wayne Hall 11 March 2012 2 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 1 year 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 3 years ago 36 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 29 photos
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Dusan M. Brinkhuizen 19 July 2014 31 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Marc FASOL 1 August 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Adult male responding to a call.
Locality Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Caroni Swamp, Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp aenea)
fayardmohammed 14 January 2012 3 years ago 4.4
Adult - Perched
Locality Mana, French Guiana (ssp aenea)
Patrick Ingremeau 22 December 2008 4 years ago 4.1
Male. Perched on a branch over an "aguada"
Locality Celestún, Yucatán State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp stictoptera)
rchavezdm 23 June 2011 3 years ago 4.1
Female in hands.
Locality Loreto Department, Peru (ssp aenea)
Christophe Gouraud 5 June 2013 1 year ago 4