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Broad-billed Motmot

Electron platyrhynchum

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Medium-sized forest dweller that sits motionless on horizontal branches in the mid-story. Head and breast rufous-orange with black mask and breast spot. Green back and belly; long tail. Most similar to larger Rufous Motmot; note size and greenish chin. Often found singly or in pairs inside forest, usually below canopy. Listen for single froglike call “aww.”

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Neotropical Birds

Life histories of all species breeding in Mexico, Central America, and South America