Interesting rareish birds

The green kingfisher is a resident breeding bird which occurs from southern Texas in the USA south through Central and South America to central Argentina. This small kingfisher breeds by streams in forests or mangroves. Wikipedia

This photo was heavily cropped. This bird is very busy, hard to get photos. Near Patagonia Lake, Az

Green Kingfisher

The bird above is a female, was very small surprisingly. On the move then sit tight for a look at the water for her lunch.

Below: The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. The family contains 39 species in seven genera. The fossil record of the trogons dates back 49 million years to the Early Eocene. Wikipedia


This bird above a bit larger than a robin. Very pretty. Very still. Both photos taken hand held with a 80-400 in undercover dark light. Pushed isos to get fast enough speed to get sharp enough. They winter in Mexico/texas. This one is a year round resident at Patagonia Lake. But has been only recorded seen about once a week .

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10 Responses to Interesting rareish birds

  1. Karen says:


  2. Diane says:

    Gorgeous. Next you gotta go find that jaguar that’s hanging around south of Tucson.

  3. Mark says:

    Amazing colors for fast ISOs.

  4. Harvey-Jane says:

    LOVE the second bird–beautiful. You are so lucky to have got the shot.

    • Jan says:

      People laughed in my face when I said I was there to photo the t bird. !!
      And a group walking in front of me totally missed it.
      I thought it was a candy wrapper in the tree of the bright red/white lol.
      Easy to miss surprisingly.

  5. Geetha Ortac says:

    I love birds and these photos are amazing. Always so nice to learn something new too 🙂

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