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Blue-Crowned Motmot, Volcan Barva

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Blue-Crowned Motmot, Volcan Barva
You may be hoping to see a Resplendent Quetzal, but you are more likely to see (and hear) this Blue-crowned Motmot, at least up to about 7000' / 2200m.


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Voted 10/10

Beautiful shot Nelson... keep 'em coming!
Posted Mar 9, 2004 12:40 pm

NelsonRe: vibrant!


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Thanks Tim. If you have seen one of these in the wild, then you know vibrant is the right word.
Posted Mar 9, 2004 5:30 pm

DebRe: vibrant!


Voted 10/10

Lovely little bird!
Posted Mar 9, 2004 5:32 pm



Voted 10/10

I have seen the quetzal (male and female) but this motmot is incredible!
Posted Mar 16, 2006 11:27 am



Voted 10/10

I am very much a bird lover. This one is gorgeous!
Posted Sep 6, 2008 12:15 pm

bmwboarder7great shot!


Voted 10/10

I got to see a few of these, but this picture is an excellent view of all their colors. Thanks.
Posted Feb 4, 2010 2:01 am

NelsonRe: great shot!


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Thanks for your comment. I was surprised to see this guy calmly sitting there just 15 feet away from me. He hung around long enough to snap off a few shots. Great birding down there!
Posted Feb 5, 2010 3:49 am



Voted 10/10

wonderful color!
Posted Mar 8, 2010 9:48 am

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NelsonSubmitted by Nelson
on Mar 9, 2004 9:54 am

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Lat/Lon: 10.20000°N / 84.2°W
Object Title: Blue-Crowned Motmot, Volcan Barva