Whooping Motmot Momotus subrufescens

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Momotidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Sophia Catherine Orzechowski and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Conservation

Conservation Status

Conservation is currently not of significant concern for the Whooping Motmot because of its extremely wide range of geographical distribution, large population size and stable population trend. The Whooping 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 Whooping Motmot is assessed as "fairly common" in Panama (Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

Effects of human activity on populations

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

Recommended Citation

Orzechowski, S. C. and T. S. Schulenberg (2011). Whooping Motmot (Momotus subrufescens), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.bucmot3.01