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1 December 2002 TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT (EUMOMOTA SUPERCILIOSA) FEEDS BY ARTIFICIAL LIGHT
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We report the Turquoise-browed Motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) feeding in the evening on insects attracted to artificial lights. This behavior has been observed in few diurnal bird species, and has not been reported previously for the family Momotidae. Although more than one motmot engaged in this behavior at one site in El Salvador, and feeding success appeared favorable, we have not observed the behavior at other sites in El Salvador, suggesting that the behavior has not spread through the population.

Walter A. Thurber and Oliver Komar "TURQUOISE-BROWED MOTMOT (EUMOMOTA SUPERCILIOSA) FEEDS BY ARTIFICIAL LIGHT," The Wilson Bulletin 114(4), 525-526, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1676/0043-5643(2002)114[0525:TBMESF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 14 June 2002; Accepted: 1 November 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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