April 18, 2018
Rufous Motmots Exhibit Allofeeding Behavior On Panama Fruit Feeder
Watch one Rufous Motmot carefully pass food from its bill to another adult on the Panama Fruit Feeder cam this morning. This food-sharing behavior between two adults of the same species is known as "allofeeding." Scientists have observed adult Rufous Motmots allofeeding in the field, suggesting that this provisioning behavior may a form of courtship.