Motmots

(Momotidae)

Class Aves Order Coraciiformes Suborder Alcedines Family Momotidae

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Spectacular birds that range in size from starling to pigeon. Characterized by green and blue hues, a black mask, and a long racquet-tipped tail in most species

Size

Number of genera, species

6 genera; 9 species

Habitat

Predominantly tropical forest and woodland

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 1 species

Distribution

Northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina

Distribution

Northeastern Mexico to northern Argentina

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