"A kingfisher flew up the river"
Green Kingfisher (Ceryle americana), adult (upper), juvenile (lower)
Public DomainGreen Kingfisher (Ceryle americana), adult (upper), juvenile (lower) - Credit: United States Department of the Interior

There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher birds found throughout the world.

The three species of kingfisher commonly found around the Mexican-U.S. border are the Belted Kingfisher, the Ringed Kingfisher and the Green Kingfisher.



Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), female (left), male (right)
Public DomainBelted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon), female (left), male (right) - Credit: Louis Agassiz Fuertes