Russet cap, black eye patch with blue above and below, red-ringed eye, turquoise breast with black chevron, racquet tail....

Russet cap, black eye patch with blue above and below, red-ringed eye, turquoise breast with black chevron, racquet tail....
Species: Russet-crowned Motmot   Momotus mexicanus
Author: Chapala Margot
Date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Added to IBC: 23 Jun 2012 - 20:00
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Altitude (m): 
1613 meters

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...Perched on branch between feedings of nestlings. Nests in a 4" diameter drainpipe.Although the photo was taken 2 years ago, I see a pair of these birds feeding this year's young many times a day, every day, this time of year (June 2012) I see it several times a month at least 12 months of the year. It has nested in our garden since we moved here in 2005.