Rufous-capped motmot

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Rufous-capped motmot
Baryphthengus ruficapillus Rufous-capped Motmot.JPG
Rufous-capped motmot at Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Momotidae
Genus: Baryphthengus
Species: B. ruficapillus
Binomial name
Baryphthengus ruficapillus
(Vieillot, 1818)

The rufous-capped motmot (Baryphthengus ruficapillus) is a species of bird in the Momotidae family. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.


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