Order
Coraciiformes
Family
Momotidae
Genus
Momotus
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Whooping Motmot Momotus subrufescens

Sophia Catherine Orzechowski and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2011

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

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Vocalizations

Members of the "Blue-crowned Motmot" complex can be divided into two vocal groups, those that give songs consist of a single note, and those whose song contains two notes. The Whooping Motmot is a member of the single note group. The song is transcribed as "whoooop" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b), and as "whoop" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2007).

Nonvocal Sounds

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Orzechowski, S. C. and T. S. Schulenberg (2011). Whooping Motmot (Momotus subrufescens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bucmot3.01