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Elegant Trogon (Coppery-tailed) -- Trogon elegans [ambiguus Group] More
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Age/Sex
Identification
Solicitation
Behavior
Note

1 Adult Male  

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Sight and Sound

 

Natural
 

song

 

 

Harriette Barker
23 May 1977 at 08:30

    Geography
  • United States
    Arizona
    Cochise County
    Locality
  • 6.0 km NW of Portal
    Latitude/Longitude
  • 31.9   -109.1666667
    Elevation
  • 1618 meters
    Habitats
  • Creek
  • Deciduous Forest
  • Riparian
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ SUPERSCOPE SUPERSCOPE UNSPECIFIED MODEL
    Microphones
    Accessories
  • Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
    Equipment Note

NOTES: (Breeding Status: Territorial unknown. Behav. Context: Nest invitation. Gen. Climate: Arid. Cover Density: Medium.) The male arrives in the spring and hunts suitable nest holes which are generally in sycamores but can be in oaks or even a conifer if the cavity is large enough. When a female arrives, they begin so-called "hole hunting." I don't know if they are pair bonded at this time but perhaps not since I have observed a female and 2 males calling in competition (for the female or for the territory?). He offers--she selects and she probably tries more than one. The call is very muted and throaty. She may also call, the same type of call.
By the way, no nest was made here.

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