Archive for 'Cerylidae'

Green kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

The Oxbow lake at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) offers many excellent opportunities for those interested in photographing or observing flora and fauna. This is a common kingfisher, and I’ve photographed it many times, but here I found the colors particularly beautiful.

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

In this moment in time it really could look like it’s touching its head with the wing like we humans would when we think D’OH after we have done something stupid. This bird was in no such state, nor do I think will it ever be. It was simply having a preening session in the […]

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

As I was enjoying my lunch in the shade of some large trees by the river this kingfisher swooped in and sat down on this branch right above me. Normally they would flee when humans approach, but because I was already there I guess it regarded me as part of the landscape.

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

A common species in Pantanal, but not so often confident enough around humans that you get a nice shot like this. I was eating lunch in the shade of some large trees alongside one of the many rivers upstream from Porto Jofre, and suddenly this female sat right in front of me. I assume this […]

Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata)

During the dry season the water level is low and thus all remaining pools of water and rivers are packed with fish and other life forms. The river flowing through Fazenda San Fransico is deep all year long, and thus harbors a great diversity of life from the smallest to Caiman and Jaguar, and of […]

Green Kingfisher (Chloroceryle americana)

Once this was a river (or part of Iguaçu), but debris and silt from a great flood closed it off to form this lake. The lake is just a few metres away from the mighty Iguaçu river, so the lake could once again change into a river if Iguaçu wants to. This lake is teaming […]