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Strikingly Beautiful Birds - Elegant Trogon

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Southeastern Arizona is often referred to as a "birding hot spot" or a birders Mecca, and with good reason. When you make your first trip there you could well see many, many life listers - 40 or 50 new birds would not be unusual. This is because it is the northern limit of many tropical species. One of the most sought after birds is one that is breathtakingly beautiful to behold - the Elegant Trogon (historical note: when I was a kid it was known as the Coppery-tailed Trogon, and it was a mythical bird for me). It was a source of great excitement for me to find this bird on a trip to southeastern Arizona, as it probably was for you if you were fortunate enough to find it. I was able to track it down based on its loud, unusual dog-like call, a very thrilling moment in my birding life.

Below is a remarkable video of this rare and marvelous bird. Note the location in the video, as it sounds like it has been found there before. Enjoy!

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Elegant Trogon, South …

Strikingly Beautiful Birds - Toucans

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Virtual Birding in Africa

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Well it is midwinter here in the upper midwest and so it is fairly cold - currently 16 degrees F. So I decided to create a post around some photos and videos of birds from sunny, warm Africa. A guy can dream can't he? Sit back and have some fun in your imagination with some very colorful birds!





White-Fronted Bee-Eater Perched on Branch, Kafue National Park, North Western Province, Zambia Photographic Print

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9 in. x 12 in.

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African Eagle Owl Photographic Print

Sartore, Joel


16 in. x 12 in.

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Carmine Bee-Eater, Botswana Photographic Print

16 in. x 12 in.

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