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Turquoise-browed Motmot

(Eumomota superciliosa)

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Mid-sized green and brownish green bird with long tail and longish down-curvedbill; small black mask around eyes and black throat; turquoise or pale blue bar above eye; tail usually with 'tennis racket' ends; to 33cm (13in). (Momoto Cejiceleste, Pájaro Bobo).


Low and some middle elevation forests, northern Pacific slope; found inforest interiors and in more open areas such as forest edges and sites with scattered trees.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.

Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa), Costa Rica