October 25, 2016 – Russet-crowned Motmot (Momotus mexicanus)

Requested by: @darkwyng

These small motmots are found in arid and semi-arid woodlands and semi-open areas in parts of Mexico and Guatemala. They eat invertebrates, small vertebrates, such as snakes, and probably some fruit, capturing prey on the ground, from foliage, or in the air. Nesting in burrows dug into earth banks along roads or rivers, they lay their eggs during the wet season from April to June. Both parents excavate the nest tunnels and care for the chicks.


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