• Above and Beyond: Burrows for Blue-crowned Motmots

    13 days ago - By Phoenix Zoo

    Our blue-crowned motmots, which can be found in the Forest of Uco, have been busy preparing for their breeding season in March. They will dig extensive burrows to nest in to give the entrance of the burrow a well-worn look so as to not attract unwanted attention when their chicks hatch.
    Unfortunately for us, our motmots bypassed the burrow system we had installed for them and dug their own. Fearing collapse, we set about excavating their tunnels to replace them with something much more structurally sound.
    Thus, 6″ and 4″ corrugated pipe were placed to mimic the paths that the motmots had...
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