Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2011
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Distribution in the Americas
Resident in the Andes from Colombia south to Bolivia. In Colombia, occurs in all three major cordilleras (Meyer de Schauensee 1949, Hilty and Brown 1986), but in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia found only along the eastern side of the Andes (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2007). The southernmost reported records are in the department of La Paz, northwestern Bolivia (Hennessey et al. 2003).
The elevational distribution is 1500-3100 m in Colombia (Hilty and Brown 1986); reported at 1000-2100 m in Ecuador (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a); at 1000-2400 m in Peru (Schulenberg et al. 2007); and 1600-1900 m in Bolivia (Hennessey et al. 2003).
Distribution outside the Americas
Endemic to the Americas.
The Andean Motmot primarily occurs in humid montane forest, often near steams; also occurs at forest edge and in second-growth forest (Parker et al. 1996, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001, Schulenberg et al. 2007).