Momotus lessonii lessonii
English : Blue-diademed motmot
French : Motmot de Lesson
Class : Aves
Order : Coraciiformes
Family : Momotidae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
The species can reach 43 cm in length for a weight of 148 g. Large black bill, long racquet-tipped tail. Plumage mostly green with a slight reddish tinge on upper back and breast. Black mask. Light turquoise blue crown edged black.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in Central America, from south-east central Mexico to Yucatan peninsula, south to northern Panama. It lives in tropical rainforests, woodlands and plantations up to 2150 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly large range and remains common in many parts of it, including several protected areas. Can adapt to degraded habitats.
Ex-Situ Programs : SSP in America
Toronto Zoo (Canada)
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