Meet Our Animals > Blue-crowned Motmot
Quick Facts
Native to Wide geographic range including Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago
Primary Diet Small lizards and rodents, frogs, birds, centipedes, spiders, butterflies, beetles, and small pieces of fruit
Adult Weight About 6 ounces
Lifespan 20 years
Status Least Concern

Blue-crowned Motmot

Easily recognizable by its long, racquet-shaped central tail feathers, the blue-crowned motmot can be seen perched on a branch, swinging these tail feathers back and forth like a pendulum. Motmots are most vocal at dawn, calling with a soft and monotonous “whoot whoot, whoot whoot.”


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Herb and Nada Mahler Family Aviary