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Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Like most of the Coraciiformes, motmots nest in tunnels in banks, laying about three or four white eggs. The Blue-crowned Motmot is 38–48 cm (15–19 in) long, depending on race. Nominate M. m. momota may weigh as little as 77 grams (2.7 oz), while the Highland Motmot may weigh up to 175 grams (6.2 oz).[1] The tail is very long with a bare-shafted racket tip. The upperparts are green, shading to blue on the lower tail, and the underparts are green or rufous depending on subspecies. In all except the entirely blue-crowned subspecies coeruliceps, 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. These birds often sit still, and in their dense forest habitat can be difficult to see, despite their size. They eat small prey such as insects and lizards, and will also regularly take fruit. Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007 Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007

By Philip Koch

On 14, Apr 2013 | In | By Philip Koch

Cock of the Rock Lodge (Parque national Manu, Peru) 2005-2007

Andean Cock of the Rock           
Highland Motmot                   
Paradise Tanager                     
Ornate Antwren                     
Yungas Manakin                      
Scale-crested Pygmy Tyrant      
Gray woolly Monkey               
Golden-headed Quetzal        
Yellow-throated Tanager               
Saffron-crowned Tanager           
Owl Butterfly                             
Beryl-spangled Tanager       
Orange-eared Tanager
 
Hummingbirds of Cock of the Rock Lodge                 
(photos 1) (photos 2) (observations)