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Synonyms for motmot

tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage

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They do their best to make Matthew and Motmot live in the same world.
Digenia: Cyclocoelidae: Cyclocoelinae) from a captivehatched blue-crowned motmot, Momotus momota (Momotidae).
They include the racquet-tailed blue-crowned motmot, often referred to as "king of the forest," the buff-throated wood-creeper, blue-backed manakin, kite rufous-tailed jacamar, the collared trogon, the barred antshrike, and the pleasant-like rufous-vented chachalaca.
MOTMOT A Native of North Africa B Tropical American bird C Hungarian beverage who am I?
A broad-billed motmot perches on a branch in the jungle near Gamboa.
Species found in the area include keelbilled motmots (a bird species found in Central America and Southern Mexico), kinkajous, jaguars, jaguarundis, king vultures, margays, ocelots, ocellated turkeys, Yucatan spider monkeys, and Baird's tapirs.
Birds included trogons, motmots and both species of toucan: chestnut-mandibled and keel-billed.
During a combination of private guided and shared shore excursions, travelers can discover scarlet macaws, rare blue morpho butterflies, monkeys, sloths, marmosets, ocelots, macaws, motmots, anteaters, turtles and dolphins.
vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.
Oligocene fossils of todies and motmots (Momotidae) from Wyoming and France, for example, indicate that the current ranges of these two groups are relictual (Olson 1976, Mourer-Chauvir[acute{e}] 1986, Feduccia 1996).