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Turquoise-browed Motmot

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==Identification== ==Identification==
34 cm. Green body, rufous back and belly, bright blue stripe above the eye, blue-bordered black patch on the throat, blue flight feathers and upperside of the tail. The tips of the tail feathers are shaped like rackets. 34 cm. Green body, rufous back and belly, bright blue stripe above the eye, blue-bordered black patch on the throat, blue flight feathers and upperside of the tail. The tips of the tail feathers are shaped like rackets.

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Eumomota superciliosa
Photo by steenlPhoto taken: Celestun - Yucatán, Mexico.
Photo by steenl
Photo taken: Celestun - Yucatán, Mexico.

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[edit] Identification

34 cm. Green body, rufous back and belly, bright blue stripe above the eye, blue-bordered black patch on the throat, blue flight feathers and upperside of the tail. The tips of the tail feathers are shaped like rackets.

[edit] Distribution

Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

[edit] Taxonomy

There are seven subspecies recognized for this species: bipartita, superciliosa, vanrossemi, sylvestris, apiaster, euroaustris, and australis.

[edit] Habitat

Forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes insects and small reptiles.

It makes a long tunnel nest in an earth bank or sometimes in a quarry or fresh-water well and 3-6 white eggs are laid.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view

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