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  1. Hi Ferdy, I'm pretty sure that's a Ringed Kingfisher. Looking at the rump, you can just get a sense that it's more bluish rather than green, but mostly, in the Amazon Kingfisher, a female would show no rufous at all (so we can rule that out easily), but even a male would only have a rufous breast, with a white belly (as in the reference photo on the JD species profile). Meanwhile, both sexes of the Ringed Kingfisher are mostly rufous below, and show the barred vent that we can see on your bird. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Ugh, sloppy! Thanks so much for the correction. It has me a bit worried if more are misidentified:

      Do you think the rest is OK?
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. Yup, looks good! Posted 10 months ago
        1. Phew, thanks so much! Posted 10 months ago

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The Ringed Kingfisher is a large, conspicuous and noisy kingfisher, commonly found along the lower Rio Grande River valley in southeasternmost Texas in the United States through Central America to Tierra del Fuego in South America.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Mar 7, 2022. Captured Nov 16, 2021 06:10 in 67C6X698+22.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1100
  • 550mm