Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the great fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Record.” This weblog collection showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and somewhat concerning the setting and tradition of the realm. This Lifer weblog collection begins with the primary LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.
Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus) > Trogonidae > Trogoniformes
IDENTIFICATION: Comparatively small and compact yellow-bellied trogon of tropical lowland forest, primarily in humid areas. Perches at mid to higher ranges, usually excessive in cover. Male has yellow eyering, feminine has damaged white eyering; each sexes have slim black-and-white barring on underside of tail. Feminine Gartered has white barring on its closed wings which feminine Black-headed Trogon lacks. Digs its nest in giant arboreal wasp nests. Was once often known as Violaceous Trogon.
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Yellow Star indications the placement of my Lifer sighting
DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: After 4 busy days of exploring so many attention-grabbing, however very a lot full of folks locations, Maria and I needed to return to go to Muyil realizing that it was not going to be very busy. We loved one other breakfast at our favourite restaurant, El Rincón Mexicano Muyil. We weren’t dissatisfied and just about had the entire space to ourselves. As we walked by the park-like entrance space all the best way again to the small pyramid and again, we simply casually explored the zone, pausing to take a seat and loosen up and simply hear and luxuriate in. Over the course of the subsequent 2 1/2 hours, I used to be ready so as to add 7 new “Lifer” chook species.
4th Lifer – Muyil Go to on 12/5/21: Lifer #659 Gartered Trogon.
Maria and I had been watching a feminine Summer season Tanager within the bushes above the doorway park-like space when this lovely trogon was simply “POOF” there. We by no means noticed it fly in and it didn’t make a sound. Ever since seeing our first Elegant Trogon collectively in Madera Canyon, AZ, we’ve got been in love with something trogon-related. This chook didn’t disappoint!
All pictures beneath, besides the primary one, had been taken at Muyil. The primary one beneath was photographed at Cobá.
Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Collection.