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 lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. Its call is nasal, croaking and far-carrying. This Motmot is a well-known bird in its range and has been chosen as the national bird of both El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Now, where DID that woodpecker go? Bird plays hide and seek with sparrowhawk
While this sparrowhawk scanned the sky in search of a feathered meal, it did not notice the great spotted woodpecker it hunted earlier was only hiding some 50cm below it! By staying motionless for tedious minutes, the woodpecker eventually succeeded to stay safe from the hawk-eyed gaze of motion.