Highland Motmot Momotus aequatorialis
(aka Andean Motmot, Equatorial Motmot)

Colombian name: Momoto Serrano
Highland Motmot, Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Cerro Montezuma, Tatamá, Risaralda, Colombia
April 2012

The Highland Motmot is distributed in the Andes from Colombia to northern Bolivia. It is found in montane forest at between 1,500 and 2,400 metres.

It differs from the Blue-crowned Motmot in its slightly larger size and in the head pattern. Note the blue flash at the rear of the black face mask.

It feeds on beetles, large insects, caterpillars and, as in this case, worms.

Jeremy Minns recorded this atypical song (not from this individual).

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