Slaty-tailed Trogon

Slaty-tailed Trogon: I can keep the Trogon parade going another day here. This is male and female Slaty-tailed Trogon. I was going to say they were not likely mates, since the the photos were taken on different days in different places, male on one day, and female on another, but in thinking about it this morning I realized that, though we got to the spot in two very different ways, both were taken along the same stretch of the Puerto Viejo River. On the first day we were on a boat on the river itself and photographed the male Trogon as it flew back and forth over the river. On the second day, when we encountered the female, we were hiking at La Selva Biological Station, one of the prime birding destinations in the Sarapiqui valley (or the world for that matter), but we were, in fact, only 50 yards from the suspension bridge over the Puerto Viejo, and probably only a couple of hundred yards from the spot where we photographed the male a few days before…so they could indeed be mates. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and the last one with multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 1600 @ f4 @ 1/500th, ISO 1250 @ f4 @ 1/500th, ISO 640 @ f4 @ 1/500th, equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/250th.

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