Daily Archives: January 2, 2022

Gartered Trogon

Gartered Trogon: Dave and Dave’s Costa Rican Nature Park, La Virgen, Costa Rica — Let’s keep the Trogon roll going another day. This is the Gartered Trogon, seen about 10 miles long the Sarapique river from the Black-throated featured yesterday…though in considerably better light! One of our number wanted to walk the entrance drive at Dave and Dave’s, on the way out, after another rewarding visit to this amazing bird photography site, to see if he could get close shots of the Green Ibis we had seen on the way in. The Ibi were not cooperative, but we walked up on this Gartered Trogon in the trees and eventually on the wire along the drive. As you can see, it is very similar to the Black-throated pictured yesterday. Same basic color pattern, and very similar barring on the tail, but the black extends further down the “neck” onto the chest, and bill is grey and the eye-ring is bright yellow (just the opposite on the Black-throated…though the eye-ring is more of a blue grey on the Black-throated). Both are wonderful birds to see. I am sure I will have more to say about Dave and Dave’s in another post. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 400 and 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th.