Habitat: This species can be found along forest streams, in swampy forest and mangroves. Distribution: This species was reported from Nicaragua to northern Bolivia and southern Brazil. Natural History Notes: These kingfishers generally hide behind screens of leaves, and are rarely seen in the open. Like all of the New World kingfishers, they are found near water and eat fish. Their call is a crackling " trit-trit-trit". Characteristics: The total length of this species varies between 8 inches and 9 inches (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The male has a dark green coloration on the above with a large collar on the side of the neck. The underparts are all orange-red but paler on the throat. The wings and the tail are white. The female looks similar but has in addition a greenish-black band on the chest and the feathers have their edges white colored. Notes: Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).