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Location

Punta Islita, Guanacaste
Costa Rica

Metadata

Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/8, ISO 250 
Image size 467 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Coraciiformes   Family  Momotidae

Deutsch  Brauenmotmot Dutch  Wenkbrauwmotmot
Italian  Motmot cigliaturchesi Spanish  Momoto Cejiazul

Comments

The common Motmot of northern Pacific lowlands and foothills is the national bird of Nicaragua and El Salvador. Note the large area of featherless shaft on central rectrices. Its habit of wagging its tail has been interpreted as a signal that the bird is aware of a predator and is likely to escape, avoiding a useless pursuit.




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    26/03/2010

Turquoise-browed Motmot
Eumomota superciliosa
Motmot sourcils bleus

Micheline JACQUEMIN