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Trinidad Motmot Momotus bahamensis

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

Distribution

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Trinidad Motmot
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eBird range map for Trinidad Motmot

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

The Trinidad Motmot is a resident on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.

Habitat

On Trinidad, found in the interior of lowland evergreen forest. Occupies a broader range on Tobago, especially cacao plantations, and even occurs in more open habitats such as pastures than retain large trees (ffrench 1991).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.trimot1.01