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Lifer 683 – Lesson’s Motmot – Reflections of the Pure World

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Chronicles of a Birders Life Record

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the fowl species added to my “Life Record.” This weblog sequence showcases the pictures and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a little bit concerning the surroundings and tradition of the realm. This Lifer weblog sequence begins with the primary LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Publish Sequence by Jim Acquire

@ Reserva de la Biosfera Calakmul – Zona Arqueológica de Calakmul, Campeche, MX

Lesson’s Motmot (Momotus lessonii) > Momotidae > Coraciiformes

IDENTIFICATION: Massive motmot of tropical lowland forest and edge, primarily in humid areas. Perches low to excessive, normally in shady areas. Blue crown with a giant black central patch, not like strong blue of Blue-capped Motmot, which happens to the north. Plumage general much less contrasting in sample than Turquoise-browed Motmot, with a lot smaller tail rackets. The identify ‘motmot’ comes from double-hooting name of this species, which might sound like an owl, and is especially uttered round daybreak.


@ Pook’s Hill Lodge, Cayo District, Belize

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Date First Noticed: 10 Jan 2022
Location: El Tajo, Yucatán, MX
EBird Hyperlink: Carrt. El Tajo, Yucatán, MX (21.395, -88.565) | MX-YUC
Birding With: Miguel Amar Uribe, Claudio Gomez, and Santiago Contreras from Mexico Kan Excursions

SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We had stopped and waalked alongside a facet street the place I scored a few lifers and had returned to the automotive when Claudio identified my Lifer Lesson’s Motmot. Sadly I used to be unable to get targeted on the fowl. I used to be lucky to see and {photograph} them later in Campeche, Quintana Roo and in Belize.

PHOTOS TAKEN: Picture titles point out location together with Campeche, Quintana Roo and Belize. No images had been efficiently taken of the preliminary Lifer in Yucatán.

@ Brecha Burgos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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