Blue-crowned Motmot (Momotus momota)
..... One of my all-time favorite birds, the motmot sits quietly on a limb waiting for an insect to move. Then, they drop to the ground, grab their prey, and quickly regain their perch for a meal. Motmots get their unusual name from their low, boop-boop call, which they make while twitching their tail from side to side like a pendulum. The reason for the racquet tail is still an evolutionary mystery: the birds pluck their tail feathers leaving the round “racquets”, whose purpose is still unknown.

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