Daily Archives: January 1, 2022

Black-throated Trogon

Black-throated Trogon: I really do not get bird names. This is the Black-throated Trogon, which is very similar to the Gartered Trogon, except that the Gartered Trogon has a black throat??? (And a yellow eye ring and not a yellow beak, but still…) We worked hard for this bird which Edwin, our local guide, heard calling from the balcony of the dinning hall at breakfast on our second morning at Selve Verde. It was down toward the river, along the next stream that comes down across the property on the other side of the old bend in the river. We went down to try to see it, and it, and its mate, lead us a merry chase through what might have been an old orchard and into the deep brush along the stream, where it remained mostly buried. We had just enough glimpses to keep us going, to soak our shoes, and to make us well late for breakfast…but we did finally get these views through the undergrowth. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos…deeply cropped and enlarged, with some aggressive noise reduction. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.