photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Photo.Keely | all galleries >> Brazil > Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota)
previous | next
Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota)
15-NOV-2017 Dick Keely

Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota)

Bonito, Mato Grosso du Sul, Brazil

This is a colourful near-passerine bird found in the tropical regions from southern Mexico to northeastern Argentina.
This species and the blue-capped motmot, whooping motmot, Trinidad motmot, Lesson's motmot, and Andean motmot were all considered conspecific.
The central crown is black and surrounded by a blue band. There is a black eye-mask, and the nape of momota is chestnut.
The call is a low owl-like ooo-doot, although there are variations depending on the subspecies involved.
These birds often sit still, and in their dense forest habitat can be difficult to see, despite their size.
They eat small prey such as insects and lizards, and will also regularly take fruit.
Motmots nest in tunnels in banks, laying about three or four white eggs.
Reference: Wikipedia

other sizes: small medium original
Martin Lamoon08-Dec-2017 20:12
Superbly captured.
fotabug08-Dec-2017 16:16
Wow, what a great looking bird!
laine08-Dec-2017 15:46
Superb detail. V
danad08-Dec-2017 15:26
So colorful ! V.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)08-Dec-2017 06:38
Great shot.VVV
Type your message and click Add Comment
It is best to login or register first but you may post as a guest.
Enter an optional name and contact email address. Name
Name Email
help private comment