Motmots are medium-sized, colourful birds from Central and
South America, related to kingfishers and rollers. The
beautiful Turquoise-browed Motmot is native to Central
The photos on this page were taken by Alexandra Makhnina in
Male and female have similar plumage. The racket-shaped tail
plumes, on both males and females (unusually for birds) are
used as an additional means of communication.