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Slaty-tailed Trogon

Slaty-tailed Trogon
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-03 18:27
Viewed: 4659
Points: 4
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Slaty-tailed Trogon, Trogon massena

From last year vacation in Panama.
Soberenia National Park - Pipeline Road

It is a resident of the canopy and higher levels of damp tropical forests, but comes lower in adjacent semi-open areas. It nests 3 to 15 m high in an occupied termite nest or decaying tree trunk, with a typical clutch of three white or bluish-white eggs laid in a chamber reached by an ascending tunnel. Both sexes excavate the nesting chamber.

Slaty-tailed Trogons feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. They typically perch upright and motionless
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-09-03 22:01]

Excellent shot, Mario!
That is a beautiful and rare bird you have captured!
The colors are amazing, and the details are very sharp!
Great pose and good eye contact.

Hello Mario,
fantastic colors and excellent sharpness for this bird. A great capture. Regards, Paolo

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