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Central and South America

The blue crowned motmot is a bright colored bird that is often missed in the wild. The bird has electric blue, yellow and neon green feathers. The birds fly so quickly that spectators can usually only see a dash of blue and green when they fly from tree to tree. The bids live in pairs and they mate with their partners for life. Both the male and the female blue crowned motmot take turns incubating the eggs during the day. 

Habitat: Open woodlands and rainforest
Diet: Fruit, Reptiles, and insects
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 15-16 inches
Weight: 2-6 oz
Lifespan: Up to 20 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: 21 day incubation period.


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