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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: 2014-08-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM+1.4X Canon
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 19:15
Viewed: 2232
Points: 6
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Slaty-tailed Trogon, Trogon massena

From my 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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Hello Mario-I am the 63 viewer!!!Not even one comment before for such beautiful bird!Don't know why and don't want to be.I like this bird and the way you have presented.Nice colour and sharpness.Top to bottom well sharp image.Eyes are nice too.Don't have much knowledge in this field....so can't judge much.Thanks for sharing your experience at the time of staying Panama.Regards-Srikumar

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-18 0:20]

Very good picture Mario! I like every thing of the picture. The sharpness is great, the color and pose of the bird is also very good. Congratulation. Saludos.

Hi Mario,

A lovely photo of this Slaty-tailed Trogon. I loved it. :) With my best wishes,


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