|Turquoise -browed motmot|
P.L. Sclater, 1858
The turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) is a bird of the motmot family. It lives in Central America, from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula) to Costa Rica. The turquoise-browed motmot is a colourful bird, mostly turquoise, green and orange. It is common and not in danger. It lives in fairly open habitats such as on the edges of forests and scrubland.
The motmots live in the tropical forests of Central America. They are brightly coloured with a strong beak. They have a signature tail with two bare feathers ending in tufts, just like this bird. This effect is got by the tail feathers having no barbs along the middle section.
References[change | change source]
- BirdLife International (2012). "Eumomota superciliosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)old-form url
- Murphy, Troy G. 2007. Racketed tail of the male and female turquoise-browed motmot: male but not female tail length correlates with pairing success, performance, and reproductive success Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 911-918.
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