Birds of this genus can even eat poison dart frogs

The Motmots of Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.

The stunning appearance of this species is a result of its huge size, overall rich colors, and contrast between its rufous head and underparts and its brilliantly green-blue green back, wings, and tail.

These birds enjoy moist lowland and hill forests where they eat a wide variety of foods, including different fruits, insects, and even small vertebrates, sometimes with army ants. It is a classic low-energy specialist while foraging, spending a lot of time silently resting on a shaded horizontal branch before abruptly darting out to pursue insects.