Archive for 'Trogonidae'

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

A male in surveying mode, slowly moving its head to scan the surrounding for any insects it can capture. It can sit like this for a very long time, despite its colorful underside, it’s hard to see when perched. It sounds like this: Elevation: 1749 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 700mm ISO: […]

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

A female in a typical posture, slowly moving its head to survey the surrounding and any insects it can capture. It can sit like this for a very long time, despite its colorful underside, it’s hard to see when perched. It sounds like this: Elevation: 1749 meters Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: NIKON D5 Focal length: 500mm […]

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

This incredibly beautiful bird is blending so well with its environment that it can be in a tree right in front of you and you will still miss it. When perched it will sit still and only slowly move its head around to assess its surroundings, and its gorgeous long tail feathers will sway with […]

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

A female quetzal consuming a freshly picked fruit from the tree nearby. In the early morning it does this trip to-and-fro several times until satisfied, and then perhaps return in the evening or next morning. The resplendent quetzal is blending in so well with its environment that it can be in a tree right in […]

Blue-crowned trogon (Trogon curucui)

Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) has a canopy tower, and that is an excellent way to experience canopy dwellers. Unfortunately I didn’t bring my long lens here this time, so the trogon is somewhat far away. They can sit for long periods in the same spot, seemingly idle, but the eyes are always focusing […]

Amazonian Trogon (Trogon ramonianus)

My only encounter of this species, and it was as usual with the trogons one in which the bird simply is perched on a branch looking – just looking. As with many sightings while in Cristalino Jungle Lodge, this one was also close to one of the buildings. So you don’t have to go on […]

Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura)

Trogons can sometimes be very difficult to see, as they can sit quitely on the same spot for long periods, only slowly moving its head to look for insects or danger. Ths section was also very dark – the setting sun did not reach here, so I only saw a dark silhouette. As I moved […]

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)

Trogons are beatiful, but seems to me somewhat lazy. It can sit in one place for a long time – just looking around – seemingly observing. But like all earthly beings, food is one of the top activities. It’s just that the Trogon does it so leisurely. In this picture a female has landed so […]

Choco Trogon (Trogon comptus)

Even though the trogons are quite large and colorful, they are not easy to see unless they take to the wings. They can sit for a very long time just looking for insects, or simply just sitting. This beautiful trogon is endemic to the Choco region in which Tinaladnida lies. It sounds like this: Aperture: […]