A MotMot is the national bird of Nicaragua! In Spanish called Guardabarranco ("ravine-guard"), a Turqoise-Browed MotMot is known for their unique racquet-tipped tail. This bird is a symbol for our company because it is a symbol for Nicaragua; everything we do honors our international partners and the vibrancy of the land where our coffee grows.
The MotMot inhabits Central America from the south of Mexico to Costa Rica. A small bird, only weighing 2.3 oz. and approximately 13 in. in length, they live in fairly open forests and scrubland. While most bird species observe the male bird with more flashy pumage, both sexes of motMot are equally colorful. The racquet-tipped tail is usually waved above the bird's head in response to predators.