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Blue-throated Motmot

From Opus

Photo © by tomjennerSanta Maria de Jesus, Guatemala, Jan 2004
Photo © by tomjenner
Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala, Jan 2004
Aspatha gularis


[edit] Identification

25ยท5โ€“28 cm (10-11 in)

  • Blue chin and lower belly
  • Brown breast

[edit] Distribution

Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1], which is the only member of its genus.

[edit] Habitat

Humid mountainous pine and evergreen forests. Observed at heights around 2000 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, particularly beetles, with the addition of some fruit.

[edit] Breeding

They excavate a tunnel in an earth bank.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2018)

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