Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota) - Recorded at Rancho Oropendola near Orotina (Costa Rica) - this bird repeats this "bark" every 5 seconds or so over and over. Motmots are beautiful birds with long, knob-ended tails, which they swing back and forth side-to-side like a pendulum. The tail feathers emerge without the "knobs", but the barbs abrade off quickly in the area a few cm proximal to the end, leaving a "knob" attached only by the shaft.
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Help us improve the site by taking our survey.
To cite this page: Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2016. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
Disclaimer: The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. ADW doesn't cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.