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Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) Loud and large, this Ringed Kingfisher sits on a low hanging branch surveying the swamp for anything it can eat. This includes relatively large prey that it will first kill by slapping it into a hard surface. Birds,Brazil,Kingfisher,Megaceryle torquata,Pantanal,Ringed Kingfisher Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

Loud and large, this Ringed Kingfisher sits on a low hanging branch surveying the swamp for anything it can eat. This includes relatively large prey that it will first kill by slapping it into a hard surface.

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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 Nov 12, 2011. Captured Nov 12, 2011 18:11.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/5000s
  • ISO1600
  • 500mm