French: Motmot à gorge bleue German: Blaukehlmotmot Spanish: Momoto gorjiazul
S Mexico (from E Oaxaca and Chiapas) through Guatemala and extreme N El Salvador to Honduras.
25·5–28 cm; 56–67·3 g. Tail feathers markedly graduated throughout, no racquet tips; bill with low, well-spaced serrations along middle part of... read more
Calls usually given from exposed perch high above ground. Gives single, far-carrying "hoot... read more
Humid to semi-humid high montane evergreen and pine forest; 1300–3000 m in Mexico, but not... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, especially beetles; some fruit taken, and presumed also fed to young in small quantities, as seeds found among insect... read more
Lays in Apr in Guatemala; fledgling collected in second half of May in S Mexico. Nest in burrow excavated in earth bank; burrow often... read more
None recorded; almost certainly very sedentary, as adults attached to burrows (excavating, breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Probably much more abundant than suggested by casual diurnal observations... read more
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