Birds of Colombia

    CORACIIFORMES: Momotidae (Motmots)  
Genus: Momotus (3 species, 7 worldwide)


Andean Motmot
Andean Motmot (Momotus aequatorialis aequatorialis)
Parque Regional Natural Ucumari, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An Andean species found up to 2500m in Colombia. Very large, like the Rufous Motmot, but otherwise similar to Whooping Motmot.

Amazonian Motmot
Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota)
Botanical Gardens, Santa Cruz, Bolivia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium-sized motmot, and once called the Blue-crowned Motmot.

Whooping Motmot
Whooping Motmot (Momotus subrufescens subrufescens)
Minca, Magdalena, Colombia
  Smaller than the Andean and Rufous Motmots.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A medium-sized motmot, and once called the Blue-crowned Motmot.


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