Similar in most respects to other members of the "Blue-crowned Motmot" complex. A "sit-and-wait" forager: perches still, with upright posture, for long periods, then sallies to ground or to adjacent foliage or branches for arthropod or small vertebrate prey. When disturbed, abruptly swings the tail from side to side.
Little information. At one site in southeastern Peru, territory size was estimated as 5 ha (n=5), with a density of 6 pairs/100 ha (Terborgh et al. 1990).
No information available.
Social and interspecific behavior
Solitary or in pairs. Does not associate with mixed-species flocks (Schulenberg et al. 2007).
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