RufousMotmot

September 30, 2021 – Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii)

Found from Honduras south to parts of Brazil and Bolivia, these large motmots inhabit mountain and lowland forests. Foraging alone, or sometimes in pairs, they eat a variety of fruits, insects and other invertebrates, and small vertebrates, sitting motionless on perches and capturing prey in short flights. Pairs probably dig nest burrows in earth banks. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks.

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