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elegant trogon

seen at cave creek az

elegant trogon
branta68, 30 Aug 2016
    • branta68
      seen at cave creek az
    • vogelcommando
      Great photo and great sight, congratulations branta68 ! How rare / common is this species in the USA ?
    • Arizona Docent
      That is a great sighting, coming from someone who has lived in southern Arizona for over twenty years and never seen one. I only went looking once, with a birding friend down in Sycamore Canyon. That is a long hike arrived at by a bumpy dirt road (just west of Nogales, so much further west than where you went). We probably arrived at the trailhead too late so we had little chance. If I really wanted to see one I could consult the updates via Tucson Audubon, but since I am not a birder I don't want to see one that badly.
    • Arizona Docent
      It is not very common here. It is a semi tropical species that only enters the USA in a few mountain areas in far south Arizona - right near the Mexico border.
    • branta68
      researched it in advance, I only walked 1 mile in from parking area then followed it back to parking area before I saw it and there were actually two.
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