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Eumomota superciliosa (Turquoise-browed Motmot)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) is a colourful, medium-sized bird of the motmot family, Momotidae. It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula), to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. It is more conspicuous than other motmots, often perching in the open on wires and fences. From these perches it scans for prey, such as insects and small reptiles. White eggs (3–6) are laid in a long tunnel nest in an earth bank or sometimes in a quarry or fresh-water well. Its name originates from the turquoise color of its brow.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
10
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
36
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 21.453
EDGE Score: 3.11143

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  63 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Non-migrartory
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [3]  20 %
Diet - Fruit [3]  10 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Forages - Aerial [3]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [3]  60 %
Forages - Understory [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  20 %
Clutch Size [5]  4
Clutches / Year [5]  1
Fledging [4]  26 days
Incubation [5]  19 days

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Guanacaste lowlands Costa Rica A1, A3
Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica A1, A3, A4i

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama Yes

Emblem of

El Salvador
Nicaragua

Prey / Diet

Ficus cotinifolia[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Range Map

External References

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Paynter, RA, Jr. 1955. The ornithogeography of the Yucatan Peninsula. Peabody Mus. Nat. Hist., Yale Univ., Bull. 9:1-347
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5CLUTCH SIZE AND FLEDGING SUCCESS IN THE TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT, PETER E. SCOTT AND ROBERT F. MARTIN, The Auk 103: 8-13. January 1986
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0