Keel-billed Motmot (Electron carinatum)

…a species of Motmot (Momotidae), a family of birds related to the rollers, that occurs in Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemalta, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Keel-billed motmots were formerly native to Mexico as well but no longer exist there. E. carinatum typically inhabits sub/tropical moist lowland and montane forests, and like other motmots its diet consists mainly of small vertebrates and fruit.

Currently Electron carinatum is listed as Vulnerable and faces threats from habitat loss.


Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Coraciiformes-Momotidae-Electron-E. carinatum

Image: Dominic Sherony