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Momotus momota (Blue-crowned Motmot; Amazonian Motmot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Amazonian motmot (Momotus momota) is a colourful near-passerine bird found in the Amazonian forests from eastern Venezuela to northeastern Argentina. This species and the blue-capped motmot, whooping motmot, Trinidad motmot, Lesson's motmot, and Andean motmot were all considered conspecific. The central crown is black and surrounded by a blue band. There is a black eyemask, and the nape of momota is chestnut. The call is a low owl-like ooo-doot, although there are variations depending on the subspecies involved.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
6
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
28
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 12.2293
EDGE Score: 2.58243

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  133 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [2]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [2]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  50 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  30 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %
Forages - Ground [2]  30 %
Incubation [1]  21 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  20 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Brachygastra moebiana[3]
Ficus aurea (Florida strangler fig)[4]
Ficus cotinifolia[4]
Ficus pertusa[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

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Predators

Micrastur ruficollis (Barred Forest-Falcon)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

External References

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Citations

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1Intrinsic aging-related mortality in birds, Robert E. Ricklefs, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 31: 103–111. Copenhagen 2000
2Hamish 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
3Raw, A. (1997). Avian predation on individual neotropical social wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) outside their nests. Ornitologia neotropical, 8, 89-92.
4"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
5THE FOOD HABITS OF SYMPATRIC FOREST-FALCONS DURING THE BREEDING SEASON IN NORTHEASTERN GUATEMALA, RUSSELL THORSTROM, J Raptor Res. 34(3):196-202 (2000)
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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