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Elegant Trogon

Started by jthommes, 05/06/2009 11:01AM
Posted 05/06/2009 11:01AM | Edited 05/07/2009 10:28AM Opening Post
On a recent trip to Portal, Arizona, a group I was with spotted this parrot like bird on the South Fork of Cave Creek. The images are really not too notable, but it is a somewhat rare observation so I thought I would share it.
(you can click on the thumbnails for larger image)

Jim Thommes

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Posted 05/11/2009 07:11PM #1
Nice find Jim!
My Sibley's guide notes it as being a "peculiar bird", and as you mentioned, rare to the area you spotted him in.


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