Motmot sentence example

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  • Brisson as a generic term, which has since been generally adopted by ornithologists, though motmot has been retained as the English form.

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  • Does a blue-crowned motmot or a violaceous euphonia really want to hear strange instrumental shrieks before breakfast?

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  • They compose the family Rhamphastidae of Coraciiform birds, and are associated with the woodpeckers (Picidae) and puff-birds and jacamars (Galbulidae); their nearest allies perhaps exist among the Capitonidae, but none of these is believed to have the long feather-like tongue which is so characteristic of the toucans, and is, so far as known, possessed besides only by the Momotidae (see MoTMOT).

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  • This is the Momotus brasiliensis of modern ornithologists, and from its geographical range cannot be the original Motmot of Hernandez, but is most likely the "Guira guainumbi" of Marcgrave.

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