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Turquoise-browed motmot

Eumomota superciliosa

Description:

The only thing better than to see a Turquoise-browed motmot is ... to see two of them. One has a prey in the beak. They didn't mind the rain.

Habitat:

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan peninsula.

Notes:

"Unlike most bird species, where only males express elaborate traits, the turquoise-browed motmot expresses the extraordinary racketed tail in both sexes". -Wikipedia.

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3 Comments

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

beautiful tail.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Yes Christine, it is called pájaro reloj ("clock bird") in the Yucatán, based on its habit of wagging its tail like a pendulum.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Very unique looking with the bare feather shafts on their tail feathers!

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 11, 2016
Submitted on Jul 15, 2016

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