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What's Happening with the Keel-billed Motmot in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is home to six species of motmots including the uncommon Keel-billed Motmot.

The double hoots of the Lesson's Motmot are commonly heard in a variety of habitats in the Central Valley and on much of the Pacific slope.

The Turquoise-browed Motmot is a common bird in most dry forest habitats.

Here's one with a Black-bellied Racer.

In humid forest habitats of the Caribbean slope, Rufous and Broad-billed Motmots are regular birds.

That leaves us with two other motmots, both of which are uncommon and local in the northern part of Costa Rica. The Tody Motmot is a secretive bird of moist forests on volcanoes whereas the Keel-billed Motmot mostly occurs in foothill rainforest habitats.