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Russet-crowned Motmot

Momotus mexicanus

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Fairly common but easily overlooked inhabitant of tropical lowlands and foothills in west Mexico. Found in dry forests, woodlands, and semiopen areas with larger trees, including gardens. Perches quietly, at all levels and often twitches its tail side to side. Plumage is beautiful blue-green overall with a bright rusty cap and violet highlights to the black mask. Tail tip has naked shafts forming racket tips.

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