Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)

Green-and-rufous Kingfisher (Chloroceryle inda) - HBW 6, p. 243

French: Martin-pêcheur bicolore German: Zweifarbenfischer Spanish: Martín Pescador Verdirrufo

Taxonomy: Alcedo inda Linnaeus, 1766, West Indies; error = Guiana.
Closely related to C. aenea. Birds from W Colombia and W Ecuador described as race chocoensis on basis of amount of buffy spotting on wing-coverts and tail, but this character seems too variable to be useful for subspecific differentiation. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Nicaragua and E Costa Rica to Colombia, W of Andes S to W Ecuador, and E of Andes across N half of South America, including Trinidad and Tobago, S to N Bolivia, E Paraguay and near coast of S Brazil.