Thursday, April 01, 2010

Trogon & Motmot

Two tropical specialties that I cannot let go without sharing a few photos.

First, the Amazonian White-tailed Trogon. - I watched a pair on several occasions feeding on mistletoe berries in a forest clearing.

Blue-crowned Motmot - Shy and uncommon, the resident motmot pair was one of the first birds to visit the feeders in the morning. In the same vicinity where I watched the trogon, I also saw the motmot pair perched in the subcanopy . Note the "rackets" on the tail feathers.


Chris said...

Wow Chris,
you managed to see wonderful bird, so colorful and ebautiful...And you even got sumptuous pictures of them... I guess you enjoyed your trip quite a lot!

Christopher said...

Loved both those birds - to me, they are really representative of tropical birding !
And you got some great photos of each!

Cecilia McCarthy said...

What stunning photos! Lucky you!

Deejbrown said...

These photos are over the top! Feels like I am there! Who needs binoculars?

Dawn Fine said...

Excellent Photos! Must see those birds some day!

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful exotic birds and amazing pics! Their names are so evocative of a fairy tale, a child's babbling....?

Angie Moore said...

Fabulous images Chris.


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