Blue-crowned Motmot

Like most of the Coraciiformes, motmots nest in tunnels in banks, laying about three or four white eggs.

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Original source: Description: Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) taken by myself, Stephen Turner, at Arnos Vale, Tobago on 2004-12-01.Colours brightened by Fir0002 and image shrunk by myself. The original image and the camera settings can be found at Image:Blue-crowned Motmot back.jpg.first upload in en wikipedia on 09:20, 10 October 2005 by Stephen Turner
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The Blue-crowned Motmot is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Blue-crowned Motmot has green upperparts, rufus underparts, and black head and cap encircled with bright blue. It More

The Blue-crowned Motmot, Momotus momota, is a colourful near-passerine bird found in forests and woodlands of eastern Mexico, Central America, northern and central South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. As presently defined, it includes several taxa that possibly should be recognized as valid species, including the Highland Motmot, Momotus aequatorialis. More

The Blue-crowned Motmot is one of my favorite birds found in Costa Rica. As with the Pygmy Owl, it has an easy call to replicate. They have a confiding nature and call with a soft double hoot "woop-woop'. This guy was perching right under our nose as we stopped and scanned an area we thought might be a good haven for motmots. As we sat there waiting for something to happen, for quite a while I may add, a glimpse of color finally caught my eye. More

rainforests to shaded coffee farms, the blue-crowned motmot is not on the endangered list. However, as shaded coffee farms and forests are destroyed, the survival of this beautiful bird is threatened. ~ por Luis Daniel en Febrero 8, 2008. Escrito en Fotos y Listados de Aves Reportadas, No Passerinos Etiquetas: merendon, motmot, non passerine, sighting 5 comentarios to “Blue Crowned Motmot” 1. More

species like the Blue-crowned Motmot, which lives in shade coffee plantations and nearby forests. Back to top General Description - Range map Map courtesy of The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture The male Blue-crowned Motmot is a mid-sized bird about 17 inches long, with an unusually long tail accounting for half of that length. More

Blue-crowned Motmot Buy or license this image Splitbar Recommended Products: Overview Blue-crowned Motmot: Large motmot with brilliant blue crown and strong black crown stripe and mask. Upperparts bright green while underpart vary from olive-green to rufous with a black spot in center of chest. Long tail includes two unique paddle-like feathers that extend beyond tip of tail. Sexes similar. Juvenile has less distinct head pattern, lacks breast spot and paddle-like tail feathers. More

Blue-crowned motmots consume insects disturbed by trains of army ants. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY In southern Costa Rica, the blue-crowned motmot digs its hole during rainy months (Aug.–Oct.) when soil is soft. Birds do not reappear until breeding season (March or April). One adult incubates from early afternoon to dawn, then the partner takes its place. Incubation lasts 21 days. Lowland motmots stop covering their young at night when they are a week old. More

Blue-crowned Motmot, MOMOTUS MOMATA, comes to a certain perch, stares at me for a certain period of time, then flies away. I know it's the same motmot each time because one of his tail-feather tips - his "racket tips" - has broken off. You can see him below: Blue-crowned Motmot, MOMOTUS MOMATA During my first four months here the only motmots seen were Turquoise-browed Motmots, which you can compare at More

The Blue-crowned Motmot is the most widely distributed motmot, and is found from Mexico to Argentina in lowland forests, on up to 1300 meters. It's fairly tolerant of somewhat disturbed habitats, and thus can be found in open woodlands and second-growth forest such as those found on shade coffee plantations. Blue-crowned Motmots are about 42 cm long (17 in). Like other motmots, they have a unique spatulate tail. More

The blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) is Costa Rica’s most common. Both males and females feature the same colorful plumage pattern: a black crown bordered by turquoise blue feathers, green back, yellow-green chest spotted by two black markings, bright green wings with blue primary feathers, and a green tail that fades into bright blue racquet (round) feathers. They have narrow beaks with saw-like edges that aid them in hunting. Adult males measure up to 16 inches; females are slightly smaller. More

Blue-Crowned Motmot - Not On IUCN Red List Check 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species More

The plumage of the blue-crowned motmot is shades of green and blue. They have red eyes, a turquoise crown and black face. Motmot eggs are round and white and incubate for three weeks. Their call is a double "hoot," similar to that of an owl. Habitat Motmots are found in Mexico, Central America, and most of South America in rainforests, second-growth forests, forest edges, shady gardens and shaded coffee farms. More

Blue-Crowned Motmots on Tobago = blue-crowned motmot at night My first encounter with the Blue-Crowned Motmot happened at the same time and in the same place as my first sight of the Rufous Tailed Jacamar, one evening at the top of the Tobago Forest Reserve. More

Blue-crowned motmots have also been observed carrying inedible objects, probably in an attempt to court a mate. The birds live by themselves or in pairs, never in flocks. Each pair keeps to a particular feeding territory. Like their cousins the kingfishers and bee eaters, motmots dig elaborate nests below the ground, consisting of a large tunnel extending six feet into an earthen bank. Both male and female cooperate in nest building. More

The Blue-crowned motmot can be found in the forests and woodlands of eastern Mexico and the region from Central America to north and central South America. They are also found in shady garden and shade coffee farms. Natural diet: This species feeds on fruit, insects, crickets, worms and small lizards. Size / weight range: Males and females look the same. More

The Blue-crowned Motmot, Momotus momota, is a near-passerine bird which is a resident breeder in the rain forests of Mexico, Central and South America, and Trinidad and Tobago. More

Blue-crowned Motmot, encountered in Santa Elena, Costa Rica = cwch 31 vidéos S'abonnerModifier l'abonnement Chargement… 641 vues 641 vues cwch — 13 décembre 2006 — A blue-crowned motmot perching on the steel wire of a fence, so beautiful. Shot in Santa Elena, Costa Rica cwch — 13 décembre 2006 — A blue-crowned motmot perching on the steel wire of a fence, so beautiful. More

Blue-crowned motmotBirds in Suriname = - Blue-crowned Motmot, Momotus momota, Motmot houtouc, Udu-de-coroa-azul, P More

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Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Momotidae
Genus : Momotus
Species : momota
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)