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Rufous Motmot

Baryphthengus martii

Description:

This large motmot is 46 cm (18 in) long and weighs 195 g (6.9 oz). It is mainly cinnamon-rufous, with a black face mask and central breast spot, green wings and sides, a greenish-blue lower belly, and dark blue tail and flight feathers. The tail is very long and has a bare-shafted racket tip. The bill and legs are black

Habitat:

The Rufous Motmot prefers humid lowland and hill forest where it consumes a large variety of food items ranging from various fruits to invertebrates and even small vertebrates, sometimes in the company of army ants.

Notes:

Seen at San Jorge Eco Lodge, Milpe

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Stephen Wain
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Stephen Wain

Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on May 12, 2018
Submitted on Jun 2, 2018

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