Elegant Trogon
Trogon elegans

f5.6 @ 1/640s, ISO:1000, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Elegant Trogon," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The elegant trogon is a near passerine bird in the trogon family. This species is 2830 centimetres (1112 in) long and weighs 6078 grams (2.12.8 oz) (average 68 grams (2.4 oz)). Like other trogons, elegant trogons have distinctive male and female plumages (sexual dimorphism), with soft feathers. Both sexes have a white undertail with fine horizontal black barring. The undertail also has large white tips spaced evenly ending in a black terminal band. Both have a yellow bill, orange-red undertail coverts and lower belly, and a white horizontal breast stripe. The male elegant trogon has a metallic deep green head, upper breast and back, black face and throat, and red-orange lower breast and belly. He shows grey upperwing coverts.
Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona
 
04/25/2018