male, as told by the chestnut breast patch (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Amazon Kingfisher
Chloroceryle amazona

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: a rather large kingfisher with a mostly green plumage; quite strong sexual dimorphism with the female lacking the orange breast patch of the male.

frontal view (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

male posing for a portrait; note the large bill; crest (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

dorsal view; green upperparts (Costa Rica; 2008-11-09)

side view of male; note the white collar (Costa Rica; 2008-11-09)