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The Turquoise-Browed Motmot inhabits Central America from SE Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula) to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It has been chosen as the national bird of both El Salvador and Nicaragua.
A Broad-tailed Hummingbird almost frozen at of a second. Even at those speeds I still got a tiny bit of movement on the wings and could not truly freeze the bird in mid air. The speed at which these birds move is something I still marvel at.
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is a small hummingbird, about 8 cm long inches) with a long, straight and very slender bill. Their breeding habitat is open areas and forest edges in western North America from southern Alaska to California.
~ Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise. Another crazy bird-of-paradise that is easy to recognize with its curly tail feathers and unique coloring. The turquoise crown of the male is actually a patch of bare skin, not feathers. He looks like a Mondrian painting