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Broad-billed Motmot

Broad-billed Motmot
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Copyright: Luis Vargas (Chiza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 6:37
Viewed: 4149
Points: 6
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Broad-billed Motmot
From Wikipedia,
Electron platyrhynchum
Broad-billed Motmot

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Coraciiformes

Family: Momotidae

Genus: Electron

Species: E. platyrhynchum

Binomial name
Electron platyrhynchum
(Leadbeater, 1829)
The Broad-billed Motmot (Electron platyrhynchum) is a species of bird in the Momotidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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Hallo Luis
What a beautiful display and surprise of fascinating colours and details you have captured here. I have never seen a bird with such striking feathers in its tailpiece and I find it very exceptional, but most of all unique. This is indeed a beauty and I cannot let it pass without adding it to my personal selection of favourites. Coming back to the feathers again, I must highlight the beauty of it and that it reminds me of a fan the elegant ladies use to cool them down. The blink caught in the eye is an additional bonus and I must praise you for the end result. Best wishes for you and your loved ones over this Christmas period.
Best regards.

hi Luis

This is a rare specie to be found and you have done well in capturing the color from the under body.

A nice view of the bird from this POV to see the full body length from below, including the tail and with a superb head tilt. Even the eye catchlight is visible.

tfs, bill

hello Luis

very nice picture of the bird

i like the colours
great picture
greeting lou

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