Broad-billed motmot

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Broad-billed motmot
Broad-billed Motmot.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Momotidae
Genus: Electron
E. platyrhynchum
Binomial name
Electron platyrhynchum
(Leadbeater, 1829)

The broad-billed motmot (Electron platyrhynchum) is a species of bird in the family Momotidae.

It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest.


It has a rufous head with black eye stripes. Its body is green and its tail is blue. Its beak is black.

Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Electron platyrhynchum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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