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Turquoise-browed motmot

Eumomota superciliosa


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.


Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan peninsula.


"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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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

beautiful tail.

LuisStevens 6 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. 6 years ago

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

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Quintana Roo, Mexico

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

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