The barbs near the ends of the two longest central tail feathers fall off, leaving a length of bare shaft so that tails appear racket-shaped.
Momotus species, like other motmots, eat small prey such as insects and lizards, and will also take fruit. They nest in tunnels in banks, laying about four white eggs.
Nocturnal foraging observations of the Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) in San Jose, Costa Rica.(Report)
Sep 01, 2008; Nocturnal foraging has only been reported once (Thurber and Komar 2002) for the neotropical Momotidae: Coraciformes, despite many...