Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2011
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Little is reported on the behavior of the Andean Motmot, but presumably is similar in most respects to other members of the "Blue-crowned Motmot" complex. A "sit-and-wait" forager: perches still, with upright posture, for long periods, then sallies to ground or to adjacent foliage or branches for arthropod or small vertebrate prey. When disturbed, abruptly swings the tail from side to side.
Social and interspecific behavior
Solitary or in pairs. Do not join mixed-species flocks.