The Rufous Motmot is a large forest-dweller that tends to sit still. Its head and breast are rufous-orange with a black mask and spot on the breast, and it has a green back and a long tail. It resembles the smaller Broad-billed Motmot, but it is larger in size, has a rufous chin, and more rufous on the belly. It is commonly found alone or in pairs inside the forest, usually below the canopy. You can identify it by listening to its deep hooting call, which sounds like “woo-doop” and can be heard as a single call or ongoing hooting laughter.
This species can be observed during our bird photography trips in Chocó Andino in Ecuador.