Taxonomy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Subphylum
Vertebrata
Class
Aves
Order
Coraciiformes
Suborder
Alcedines
Family
Alcedinidae
Genus
Chloroceryle
Species
americana
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Overall Geographic Range
Texas–North Argentina and Chile; Trinidad and Tobago
Habitat-Biology
  • bay and nearshore
  • estuarine