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Blue-crowned Motmot

(Momotus momota)

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Large green bird with long tail; black facial mask with blue edging; longish down-curved bill; blue on head; bluish green throat; greenish to greenish brown chest and belly; small dark spot onc hest; tail usually with 'tennisracket' ends; to 39cm (15.5in). (Momoto Común).


Low and middle elevation forests, Pacific slope; found in forest interior and in more open areas such as forest edges, tree plantations, and, in drier regions, along watercourses.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota), Costa Rica