Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis

  • Order: Coraciiformes
  • Family: Momotidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Breeding is March-July. The eggs are laid in a cavity at the end of a long tunnel, usually dug into the side of a bank. The tunnel may be 1.5-4 m long (and not necessarily following a straight line). The clutch is three eggs, white; mean measurements of the eggs 33.4 x 27. mm (n=6). Nest tunnels may be used more than once.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2011). Trinidad Motmot (Momotus bahamensis), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.