Ecuadorian Masked Trogon
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|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