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 male perched on a branch, flying away and returning to the branch Locality Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Keith Blomerley 17 November 2009 4 years ago 21 sec 5
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 5 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 6 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
PhotosSee all 27 photos
Locality Napo Wildlife Center, Orellana Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 19 July 2014 5 weeks ago 4.8
Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp aenea)
Marc FASOL 1 August 2013 50 weeks 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 2 years ago 4.4
Adult - Perched
Locality Mana, French Guiana (ssp aenea)
Patrick Ingremeau 22 December 2008 4 years ago 4.1
Female in hands.
Locality Loreto Department, Peru (ssp aenea)
Christophe Gouraud 5 June 2013 42 weeks ago 4
Bird captured in mist-net. Jari Ecological Station, Pará State.
Locality Jari Ecological Station (Amapá-Pará), Brazil (ssp aenea)
Carlos Rodrigo Meirelles ... 23 September 2008 1 year ago 4