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Ecuadorian Masked Trogon


Ecuadorian Masked Trogon
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Copyright: Alan Cassidy (accassidy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 119 N: 596] (2454)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro EX DG HSM, Digital ISO 400, 72mm UV
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-09 2:43
Viewed: 4347
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Trogon personatus Gould, 1842. "Masked Trogon".

Trogon personatus is fairly common in humid highland forests in South America, mainly the Andes but also in the tepui region of Venezuela.


There are eight recognized subspecies, but this one carries the name T. p. assimilis is found in the subtropics of the west Andean slope in Ecuador. This picture was taken in the Bellavista cloud forest lodge area at 2,200m elevation. The situation was early morning and the blue side-lighting comes from artificial light straying from the lodge into the adjacent wooded areas. This individual was having a great breakfast, predating numerous moths which still rested in the vicinity of these electric lights. The pale feather-like fragments straying from the bird's beak are actually some relics from a recently-ingested hawk moth.


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Ciao Alan, beautiful bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness, wonderful blurry BG and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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