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Blue-crowned Motmot

Momotus momota


National Aviary

1 species ID suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Blue-crowned Motmot
Momotus momota Blue-crowned Motmot


vipin.baliga 6 years ago

Such a beauty..!!!
Love this bird.. :-)

bayucca 6 years ago

@Ashish: Yes, it is called racket-tailed or raquet-tailed, a specialty of these wonderful and colorful birds! Exact purpose is this tail pendule is not known, but if you have seen them they do it very often, specially when having been landed on a branch.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Is this tail called racket tail..?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Lat: 40.45, Long: -80.01

Spotted on Feb 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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