Green Kingfisher


(Chloroceryle americana)

The smallest of the three regularly occurring North American kingfishers, the uncommon Green Kingfisher is found in southern Texas where it usually perches inconspicuously along a bank on a low hanging branch, often no more than two feet above the water. It gives itself away only when flying low over the water from one such branch to another, or when making a small splash when it darts into the water to snare a small fish.

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