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Ringed Kingfisher

(Ceryle torquata)

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Identification:

Large blue-gray bird with ragged head crest, brownish belly, white neck-band and throat, and large, heavy bill; female with bluish bar across chest; to 40cm(16in). (Martín Pescador Collarejo, Martín Pescador).

Habitat:

Low elevation aquatic sites, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found along streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, lagoons, estuaries, mangroves.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.


Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata), Costa Rica