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The Rufous Motmot is common in the lowland and foothill forests in Panama, up to 1400mtrs. It is the largest motmot in Pnanama with a length of nearly half a metre. It has a bright orange-rufous head, large black mask and green-blue back and tail. In Panama, the Rufous Motmot is known as “barranquero” and “guardabarranco,” referring to the nests it builds in banks.
The birds of Panama make up approximately 10% of the world’s known birds. There are sixteen species of birds in Panama, classified as Globally Threatened; some of the most splendid are the Bare-necked Umbrellabird, Resplendent Quetzal, Three-wattled Bellbird and the Yellow-billed Cotinga. Panama has just over 1,000 bird species recorded, 11 of them are National endemics, and around 107 species are Regional endemics.