Blue-crowned Motmot, Costa Rica

Blue-crowned Motmot
Hotel Bougainvillea, Costa Rica
Canon EOS-1D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4X   *   ISO 200   *   1/2000 sec @ f/5.6

Motmots (named after their calls) are large birds with distinctive long tails terminating in "rackets." While perched scanning for food, they rhythmically wag their tails back and forth in a tick-tock motion. This individual was frequenting the grounds of our hotel near the airport.

Photo ID: 20060320-8

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