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Rufous Motmot

(Baryphthengus martii)

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Large green and reddish brown bird with long tail;longish down-curved bill; black mask around eyes; small dark spot on chest; bluish green on wings and lower belly; tail usually with 'tennis racket' ends; to 46cm (18in). (Momoto Canelo, Pájaro Bobo)


Low elevation wet forests Caribbean slope; found in tree canopy generally in more open sites, such as near clearings or at forest edge.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
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.

Rufous Motmot (Baryphthengus martii), Costa Rica