Lesson's Motmot Momotus lessonii



Conservation Status

The conservation status of the Blue-crowned Motmot is of low risk, due to its wide range of geographical distribution, large population size and stable population trend. The Blue-crowned Motmot does not have an IUCN Red List conservation rating, however, as it still is classified by BirdLife International as conspecific with other members of the "Blue-crowned Motmot" complex (BirdLife International 2011); the conservation status of the broadly defined "Blue-crowned Motmot" is rated as Least Concern.

The relative abundance of the Blue-crowned Motmot is assessed as fairly common to common in Mexico (Howell and Webb 1995), uncommon to fairly common in Nicaragua (Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010), and locally common in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Effects of human activity on populations

Human activity probably has little direct effect on the Blue-crowned Motmot, other than the local effects of habitat destruction.

Recommended Citation

Lesson's Motmot (Momotus lessonii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bucmot2