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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Alcedinidae.


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  • Birds that visit mangroves during migration include spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), red-lored Amazon (Amazona autumnalis), snowy cotinga (Carpodectes nitidus), Wilson's plover (Charadrius wilsonia), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), lesser nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis), common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), keel-billed motmot (Electron carintum), and osprey (Pandion haliaetus) just to name a few.

    Rio Negro-Rio San Sun mangroves 2008

  • Birds most specific to mangroves include roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), gray-necked wood rail (Aramides cajanea), rufous-necked wood rail (A. axillaris), mangrove black-hawk (Buteogallus subtilis), yellow-billed cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae) (now rare), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), Amazon kingfisher (Chloroceryle amazona) lesser nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis), rufous-browed peppershrike (Cyclarhis gujanensis) and many others.

    Gulf of Panama mangroves 2008

  • Birds include species such as orange winged parrot (Amazona amazonica), white-necked heron (Ardea cocoi), rufous crab-hawk (Buteogallus aequinoctialis), striated heron (Butorides striatus), semi-palmated sandpiper (Calidris pusilla), great egret (Casmerodius albus), green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana), bicolored conebill (Conirostrum bicolor), greater ani (Crotophaga major), little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) and many others.

    Amapa mangroves 2008

  • 97 10 Great Green Kingfisher; _Chloroceryle amazona_ (Lath.) 11 Tiny Emerald Kingfisher; _Chloroceryle americana_ (Gmel.) 103 25 Gecko; _Thecadactylus rapicaudus_ (Houtt.) 109 8 Howling Monkeys; _Alouatta seniculus macconnelli_ Elliot

    Edge of the Jungle William Beebe 1919


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