Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis

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


Conservation Status

The Trinidad Motmot does not have an IUCN Red List conservation rating, as it still is classified by BirdLife International as conspecific with other members of the "Blue-crowned Motmot" complex (BirdLife International 2011).

The relative abundance of the Trinidad Motmot is assessed as "fairly common," although it also is described as more common on Tobago than on Trinidad (ffrench 1991).

Effects of human activity on populations

Little information, but apparently is tolerant of habitat disturbance, as it readily colonizes habitats such as cacao plantations.

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.