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Lesson´s Motmot

Momotus lessonii


Perched on a Cecropia tree in an urban park. Seen eating beatles and butterfly larvae.

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JosePabloCastillo 2 years ago

Thank you for the nomination AshleyT.

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

JosePabloCastillo 2 years ago

Thank you!! :)

JosePabloCastillo 2 years ago

According to the Fifty-seventh Supplement to the American Ornithologists’ UnionCheck-list of North American Birds, based on the vocalizations and morphology analisis the species M. momota was split on 2016 in 3 different species: Momotus coeruliceps, M. lessonii, and M. subrufescens.
You can find the cited documet on this link


bayucca 2 years ago

Can you, please, tell me, why this is not Momotus momota? Do you know some criteria for the separation of the 2 species? I do not challenge your ID, just wondering if I have missed something the last 10 years...

SarahWhitt 2 years ago


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Provincia San José, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.94, Long: -84.04

Spotted on Jun 4, 2017
Submitted on Jun 4, 2017

Spotted for Mission

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