French: Motmot à bec large German: Plattschnabelmotmot Spanish: Momoto picoancho
Brazil; error = western Ecuador
Subspecies and Distribution
E. p. minus
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1898) – E Honduras to E Panama.
E. p. platyrhynchum
(Leadbeater, 1829) – Broad-billed Motmot – W of Andes from NW Colombia to SW Ecuador (El Oro).
E. p. colombianum
Meyer de Schauensee, 1950 – lowlands N of Andes in N Colombia to E bank of R Magdalena and S to Boyacá.
E. p. pyrrholaemum
(Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902) – Plain-tailed Motmot – E of Andes from SC Colombia -(S Meta, Caquetá) S through E Ecuador and Peru to Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz).
E. p. orienticola
Oberholser, 1921 – upper Amazonian Brazil (W Amazonas, Acre).
E. p. chlorophrys
Miranda-Ribeiro, 1931 – C Brazil S of Amazon (in E Amazonas, Pará, Mato Grosso, N Goiás).
31–39 cm; 56–66 g. Relative smallish motmot, appearing very large-headed in field; tail moderately graduated; bill very broad, flattened, with pronounced culmen... read more
Most frequently-heard vocalization, the song, usually given around dawn (but species is among most... read more
Humid forest and older second-growth woodland; lowlands and foothills, to 1100 m.
Food and feeding
Mainly insects and their larvae, also spiders, scorpions, centipedes, small frogs, lizards and snakes; takes many large, fiercely stinging... read more
Lays in Feb–May in Costa Rica; in W Colombia, stub-tailed juvenile accompanied by adults in Mar. Following details all from Costa... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in some areas, but serious decline reported in W Ecuador, and other populations have undoubtedly decreased in areas suffering extensive... read more
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