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Momotus mexicanus (Russet-crowned Motmot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The russet-crowned motmot (Momotus mexicanus) is a species of bird in the Momotidae family.It is found in Guatemala and Mexico.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and former forests that have been heavily degraded.
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Momotus mexicanus mexicanus (Russet-crowned motmot)
Momotus mexicanus saturatus (Russet-crowned motmot)
Momotus mexicanus vanrossemi (Russet-crowned motmot)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.2299
EDGE Score: 2.58248


Adult Weight [1]  76 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates)
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  80 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  30 %
Forages - Understory [3]  20 %
Forages - Ground [3]  50 %
Clutch Size [4]  4
Incubation [4]  20 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  10 years


Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Cuilco Guatemala A1, A2, A3
Sierra de las Minas-Motagua Guatemala A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Bilberry Cactus)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Effectiveness of Dispersal of an Ornithocorous Cactus Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Cactaceae) in a Patchy Environment, Mónica G. Pérez-Villafaña and Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, The Open Biology Journal, 2009, 2, 101-113
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License