Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Motmots :: Blue-crowned Motmot

Blue-crowned Motmot Momotus momota

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Lesson's Motmot, Tawny-bellied Motmot, Caribbean Motmot, Blue-diademed Motmot
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Rio Frio Nature Trail, Mountain Pine Ridge, Belize - Feb 13, 2003 © Joseph W. Hammond  Colombia - Date unknown © Juan Guillermo Jaramillo  Trinidad and Tobago - Jan, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Las Cruces, Costa Rica - Nov 17, 2004 © Lou Hegedus  Las Cruces, Costa Rica - Nov 17, 2004 © Lou Hegedus 
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Ne. Central America to nw. and Amazonian South America;
(1) Ne. and c. Mexico (e. Nuevo Leon, s. Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi and n. Veracruz).
(2) Se. Mexico (Veracruz, n. Oaxaca, Tabasco) and n. Guatemala (Peten).
(3) Se. Mexico (Yucatan Peninsula).
(4) S. Mexico (s. Veracruz and Chiapas), Belize (Guanacaste National Park) on the Caribbean slope s. in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica to w. Panama.
(5) C. and e. Panama to nw. and e. Colombia.
(6) N. Colombia s. to the Magdalena Valley to n. Venezuela.
(7) N. Colombia (Guajira Peninsula on Serrania de Macuira).
(8) E. Colombia (Norte de Santander) to nw. Venezuela.
(9) Nc. Colombia (Santander, Boyaca).
(10) Trinidad and Tobago.
(11) Lowlands e. of the Andes in e. Colombia, w. Venezuela, e. Ecuador, ne. Peru and nw. Brazil e. to the upper Rio Negro.
(12) E. Venezuela from the Orinoco e. in Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and n. Brazil in Amapa s. to the n. bank of the lower Amazon.
(13) W. of the Andes in w. Ecuador and nw. Peru.
(14) E. Peru, n. Bolivia and probably w. Brazil.
(15) N. Brazil s. of the Amazon from vicinity of Peruvian border e. to upper Rio Xingu and s. to n. Mato Grosso and c. Goias.
(16) Nc. Brazil from lower Rio Xingu and probably the lower Rio Tapajos e. to Rio Tocantins.
(17) Ne. Brazil from the mouth of the Amazon e. to Piaui and probably w. Alagoas.
(18) Ne. Brazil (Paraiba).
(19) Foothills of the Andes in n. and c. Bolivia.
(20) E. Bolivia, s. Brazil (s. Goias, s. San Paulo and nw. Parana), Paraguay and nw. Argentina (Salta, Jujuy).


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Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica - Date unknown Source: Dan Mennill


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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