Among neotropical birds, motmots must rank as some of the coolest, and this large Andean example ranges through the mountains of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia at elevations between 4,000 and 10,000 feet (1,300 to 3,000 meters). Though not visible in this headshot - the bird landed on an feeder I cropped out - these birds possess a strikingly long racket-tail which they move side to side like a pendulum. Motmots eat insects, small reptiles, and fruit, and they use their serrated bills to excavate burrows in which they lay their eggs. You gotta love that red eye contrasted against the blue eyebrow!
Tinamu Lodge, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia, 7/7/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II + 1.4x III on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/200 at f/7.1, ISO 1600