Check List 12(6): e19613, doi: 10.15560/12.6.2011
First documented record of the Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon (Linnaeus, 1758), in mainland Ecuador
expand article infoDiego F. Cisneros-Heredia
‡ Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Colegio de Ciencias Biológicas y Ambientales, Laboratorio de Zoología Terrestre, Quito, Ecuador., Ecuador
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I present the first documented record of the Belted Kingfisher, Megaceryle alcyon, in mainland Ecuador. A young male M. alcyon was observed and photographed in the surroundings of Puerto López, province of Manabí, Ecuador in September 2005. A very rare boreal vagrant in mainland Ecuador, M. alcyon was previously known from a single sighting in December 1992 and was a hypothetical species pending corroborating evidence, which is now provided.
Alcedinidae; Coraciiformes; boreal migrant; new record; vagrant; Machalilla National Park; Manabí