As you may have read on GWGT, I have been to Costa Rica, specifically the Monteverdi Cloud Forest Reserve on a research project. I found Costa Rica to have some of the friendliest birds, unafraid of humans and perching very close for good photos. Motmots eat insects, snakes and lizards. Lots of all of those in Costa Rica. I could have used one in my cabin to pick off scorpions. No fun sleeping with scorpions.
While there on research assignment, I did get to visit many of the parks and live volcanos, like Arenal Volcano National Park where you can also find a Motmot. I have to say besides the hummingbirds, the Turquoise-browed Motmot was a very special treat to see. They just hang out on fence posts and telephone wires just as much as seeing them in the rainforest. The Motmot has a pretty tail, but this one, not so much. It looks a bit battle-worn.