Blue-crowned Motmot

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Common Name: Blue-crowned Motmot
Scientific Name: Momotus momota

Size: 16-18 inches (41-46 cm)

Habitat: Central and South America. Found in the rainforests of Mexico, Central and South America, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 5,000,000 - 50,000,000 mature individuals.

Diet: Insects, lizards and sometimes fruit.

Nesting: Nests are created by tunneling into river banks, to lay about three or four white eggs.

Cool Facts: Motmots often sit still and, in their dense forest habitat, can be difficult to see, despite their size. They are most commonly found by their distinctive call, “whoop, whoop….whoop, whoop”.


Found in Songbird ReMix Yucatan

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