- On Sunday October 9th, 2016
- In Aves Colombia Aves Tinamú Avistamiento Aves Observación Aves Turismo Aves
- Tags: Andean Motmot, Aves Colombia, Aves Eje Cafetero, Aves Manizales, Aves Paisaje Cultural Cafetero, Aves Sudamérica, Avistamiento de Aves, Barranquero Coronado, Bird watching Colombia, Birds Manizales, BirdWatching Colombia, Colombian Birds, Momotus aequatorialis
Andean Motmot, Momotus aequatorialis Manizales Bird Emblem
Momotus aequatorialis, Barranquero Coronado Manizales bird emblem Caldense promoted by the Ornithological Society and chosen by the city in 1995 for being a colorful, beautiful long tail bird making it a very attractive bird.
This bird of Colombia Measures of 46-48 cm, is a large bird and is recognized by its large head with a light blue band around his black crown and back home in the neck; peak is thick and strong, slightly curved with the edges of the upper serrated peak, the tail is long in black below, with gradual guidelines, the central finished racket-shaped sometimes wiggles with pendular movement. It is territorial and quiet, stay still for long periods and often vocalizes with severe and profound claims.
They feed on a variety of invertebrates, small vertebrates and some fruit, build their nests in tunnels made in the ravines.
FAMILY Momotidae / motmots / Barranquillos
They are medium-sized birds, and generally very showy, indolent, clear jungle and mountains, are characterized by long queues often finished in racquets move like a pendulum. They make their nests on cliffs at different depths depending on the species.Audios Hotel Tinamú | Xeno-Canto
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Restall, R; Rodner, C y Lentino M. Birds of Northern South America: An Identification Guide 2006. Tomo 1 / 656 p. y Tomo 2 / 880 p.