073. ‘SMALLEST OF FIVE’. Male American Pigmy Kingfisher. Pantanal, Matto Grosso, Brazil
The American Pygmy Kingfisher (this one is a male) is tiny, has the typical kingfisher shape, with a short tail and long beak. It can usually be seen along small streams or rivers with heavily vegetated banks. The pigmy kingfisher perches quietly on a low branch close to the water before plunging in head first after small fish or tadpoles.