Male Elegant Trogon, Cave Creek Canyon in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, December 10 2017
Canon Canon EOS 7D Mark II
589824/65536 sec. /
Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahua Mountains
The camera used was the Canon 7D MK II and lens the 500 f/4 II. The exif is RAW, ISO 400, f/8 @ 1/500th of a second.
Elegant Trogons are birds found year-round in Mexico and Central America but whose breeding range extends into some mountain ranges in southeast Arizona. The Chiricahua Mountains are one of those ranges, and Cave Creek Canyon one of the areas where they return in spring and summer. But Trogons occasionally remain until later in the year, and this male was one of those. It's seen here set against a background of autumn colors.