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Broad-billed Motmot

(Electron platyrhynchum)

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Mid-sized green and reddish brown bird with long tail; longish down-curved bill; black mask around eyes;conspicuous dark spot on chest; bluish green chin / upper throat; reddish brown head, chest; green or bluish green belly; tail usually with 'tennis racket' ends; to 32cm (12.5in). (Momoto Piquiancho)


Low and some middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean slope; found in tree canopy usually in more open sites such as forest edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.

Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum), Costa Rica