Samiksha Jaiswal

Andean motmot

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Momotidae
Genus  Momotus
Order  Coraciiformes
Class  Aves
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Andean motmot Overview Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis Neotropical Birds
Similar  Momotus, Tody motmot, Motmot, Amazonian motmot, Crimson‑rumped toucanet

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The Andean motmot or highland motmot (Momotus aequatorialis) is a colorful near-passerine bird found in the forests and woodlands from northern Colombia to western Bolivia. This species and the blue-capped motmot, Lesson's motmot, whooping motmot, Amazonian motmot, and Trinidad motmot were all considered conspecific.

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The central crown is black and surrounded by a blue band. There is a black eyemask. The call is a low owl-like ooo-doot.

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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.

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

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References

Andean motmot Wikipedia


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