Elegant Trogon

1/1000s at f8.0 ISO 1000 Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, x 1.4 coverter

The elegant trogon is a near passerine bird in the trogon family. It ranges from Guatemala in the south as far north as the upper Gila River in Arizona and New Mexico. It is a resident of the lower levels of semi-arid open woodlands and forests. It nests 2 to 6 meters (7 to 20 ft) high in an unlined shallow cavity, usually selecting an old woodpecker hole, with a typical clutch of 2 to 3 eggs. Elegant trogons feed on insects and fruit, often taken in flight. Their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. They typically perch upright and motionless.
Madera Canyon, AZ