|Bird genealogy>> Order Coraciiformes >> Family Momotidae|
Lapa Rios, Osa Peninsula
Make Nikon D2X
Deutsch Dutch *Blauwkapmotmot
Motmots have tail feathers which look like pendulums which the bird moves from side to side. The barbs near the end of the two central tail feathers fall off during preening or abrasion with substrates and this is the origin of the racket shape of the tail . The juveniles have complete central feathers.
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