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Feeding of nestlings of the amazonian motmot (Momotus momota) in southern Goiás, Brazil

Marcos Antônio Pesquero, André Grassi Corrêa, Marcos Felipe Pesquero, Henrique Marques de Paula


In this study, the provisioning of nestlings by a monogamous pair of Momotus momota, living in the urban area of Morrinhos, Goiás, Brazil, was studied. The male and female fed the nestlings throughout the day, but with greater intensity during sunrise. One of them devoted twice as much effort than his mate to this activity. Food items offered to the nestlings were usually insects, small vertebrates, fruits, and other invertebrates.

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