Bird Families of the World

Broad-billed Motmot

Motmots are methodical predators of large insects and small vertebrates in Neotropical forests. Although typically colorful and often vocal, motmots can be surprisingly difficult to locate as they sit and wait for passing prey.

The family is Momotidae.

There are 14 species placed in 6 genera.

Hylomanes with 1 specie
Aspatha with 1 specie
Momotus with 7 species (2)
Baryphthengus with 2 species (1)
Electron with 2 species (2)
Eumomota with 1 specie (1)


So far I have photographed 6 different species

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Updated 30/03/2020