Elegant Trogon (Coppery-tailed)
Trogon elegans [ambiguus Group]
1 Adult Female
1 Adult Male
William W. H. Gunn
18 May 1981
- Chiricahua Mountains; Cave Creek Canyon, Stewart Campsite
NOTES: The scene at nest-hole in Sycamore at Camp 5 in Stewart Campsite. Female Trogon is in nest-hole. Pair of Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers in close attendance harrass male as he arrives to relieve female. Some fhysical contact as flycatchers attack male. Female leaves nest Male calls on arrival, female responds from nest male calls times more.
Also: painted redstart, Wied's Crested Flyc., s-b flycatchers callin and scolding male Trogon calls 6 or 7 times, female 3 times.
Voice of Burdett White who with his wife is monitoring nest action closely throughout the day every day.
Voices also from many spectators who have come to view the ongoing struggle between the 2 pairs.
Recorded on used tape so that foreign sounds occur from the tape between takes.
Sound of Mr. White's binoculars knocking against concrete table.
Burdett announces arrival of male "on time"