MOTMOTS   -   MOMOTIDAE


Tody Motmot - Hylomanes momotula
Tody Motmot
Hylomanes momotula obscurus
Celeste Mountain Lodge, Alajuela province, Costa Rica.
The smallest and strangest member of the family, and also probably the rarest. It is mainly found in Central America, but reaches southern Mexico and northwestern Colombia. (D3)


Blue-throated Motmot - Aspatha gularis
Blue-throated Motmot
Aspatha gularis
Volcán Tacaná, Chiapas state, Mexico.
A unique motmot of highland forests from southeastern Mexico to Honduras. (S5)


Keel-billed Motmot - Electron carinatum
Keel-billed Motmot
Electron carinatum
Celeste Mountain Lodge, Alajuela prov., Costa Rica.
Like the previous species, this motmot is quite localized in Middle America. It is found from southern Mexico to northern Costa Rica. (D3)


Broad-billed Motmot - Electron platyrhynchum
Broad-billed Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum platyrhynchum
Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Broad-billed Motmot - Electron platyrhynchum
Broad-billed Motmot
Electron platyrhynchum pyrrholaemum
Shiripuno Lodge, Orellana province, Ecuador.
The subspecies east of the Andes, such as this one, don't have the tail rackets. (D3)


Turquoise-browed Motmot - Eumomota superciliosa
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Eumomota superciliosa australis
La Ensenada Lodge, Guanacaste province, Costa Rica.
(S8)


Turquoise-browed Motmot - Eumomota superciliosa
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Eumomota superciliosa australis
Tárcoles, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.
(S5)


Rufous Motmot - Baryphthengus martii
Rufous Motmot
Baryphthengus martii semirufus
Río Palenque, Los Ríos province, Ecuador.
This bird is missing one of its rackets. It's a widespread and often common species in neotropical lowland and foothill rainforest. (S7)


Rufous Motmot - Baryphthengus martii
Rufous Motmot
Baryphthengus martii semirufus
Canopy Lodge, El Valle de Antón, Coclé province, Panama.
Rufous Motmots visit fruit feeders in a few places, such as Canopy Lodge. (S8)


Blue-crowned Motmot - Momotus coeruliceps
Lesson's Motmot
Momotus lessonii lessonii
Hotel Bougainvillea, Santo Domingo, San José province, Costa Rica.
What was formerly called Blue-crowned Motmot is now six species. Lesson's is found from southern Mexico to western Panama. (S8)


Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens
Whooping Motmot
Momotus subrufescens conexus
Tortí, Panama province, Panama.
Formerly considered part of Blue-crowned Motmot; birds from central Panama and northwestern South America have been split off as Whooping Motmot. (S8)


Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens
Whooping Motmot
Momotus subrufescens subrufescens
Hotel Minca, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia.
(S11)


Whooping Motmot - Momotus subrufescens
Whooping Motmot
Momotus subrufescens argenticinctus
Jorupe reserve, Loja province, Ecuador.
This race is restricted to the Tumbesian region of western Ecuador and far northwestern Peru. Comparing with the photos above, you can see it is much less rufous; voices, however, are pretty similar. (S5)


Andean Motmot - Momotus aequatorialis
Andean Motmot
Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis
Jardín, Antioquia department, Colombia.
It is once again a separate species after having been briefly lumped with Blue-crowned Motmot, though for some reason the name has been changed from Highland Motmot to Andean Motmot. (S5)


Andean Motmot - Momotus aequatorialis
Andean Motmot
Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis
Chestnut-capped Piha reserve, Anorí, Antioquia department, Colombia.
(S5)



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