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Lisa W

Lunch (Trogon elegans)

Not my best shot of an Elegant Trogon, but I like catching him with his lunch, a caterpillar in his mouth. I have a special affection for Trogon's as they are the bird that started me on my birding journey. The Elegant Trogon is large bird of Mexico, they stand about 12.5" and have a 16" wingspan. A few spots in my area are lucky to have the birds come up to nest each spring and summer.
Found in Sycamores in Canyons.
Fort Huachuca, Arizona, USA
Date taken
May 30, 2008
Scientific name
Trogon elegans
Equipment used
Canon 1d Mark III with 100-400 IS Lens and 1.4 teleconverter
Hi liza, You do so well with the Elegant Trogon. super photo . . . Can't find any green smiles [COLOR="Green"][COLOR="Lime"]:)[/COLOR][/COLOR] Best . . . Gus:bounce:
Great pic, Lisa.. They are not only elegant, but very, very beautiful, too!
Lisa this is a terrific bird very well caught,i am always amazed at the number and varitity of birds you have in the U.S.A.,thanks.

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