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Andean Motmot Momotus aequatorialis

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published April 15, 2011

Diet and Foraging

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"Blue-crowned Motmots" of western South America are omnivorous, primarily consuming arthropods but also taking some fruit (Remsen et al. 1993). These data do not discriminate between Andean Motmot and Amazonian Motmot (Momotus momota), but probably refer primarily to the latter. Andean Motmot also takes small vertebrates, such as the small marsupial Micoureus sp. (Acevedo-Quintero 2013).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2011). Andean Motmot (Momotus aequatorialis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.higmot1.01