Rufous Motmot

Text from Wikipedia: The rufous motmot (Baryphthengus martii) is a near-passerine bird which is a resident breeder in rain forests from northeastern Honduras south to western Ecuador, northeastern Bolivia, and southwestern Brazil. 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. This is a bird of tall wet forest and second growth. It nests in a 4–5 m (13–16 ft) long tunnel in a bank or the side of a mammal burrow. Rufous motmots feed on insects, lizards, fish, crabs, and also consume many fruits, especially those of palms and Heliconias. The attached images where taken in Altos del Maria, Panama, at around 850 meters above sea level and they show a pair of Rufous motmot’s, a male and female, plus a tunnel entrance that leads to their nest.

Rufous motmot pair taking a rest from digging their tunnel nest

Rufous motmot pair taking a rest from digging their tunnel nest

Rufous Motmot

Rufous Motmot

Rufous motmot female (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous motmot female (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous motmot male and female (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous motmot male and female (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous motmot male (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous motmot male (Baryphthengus martii)

Rufous Motmot

Pair of Rufous Motmot’s

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