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Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest
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#341711 - 06/18/09 11:24 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: elbert]
Rykat Offline
great pic as always, elbert. whats those "fuzzy" things growing on the tree? blush
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#341712 - 06/18/09 11:39 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: Rykat]
elbert Offline
I've been trying to find a name for them, not good to eat kinda fruit but not fleshy.i've been asking Tour guides but nada.
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#341716 - 06/19/09 12:02 AM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: elbert]
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I'm sure few people ever get to see these beautiful creatures, let alone take such a great photo. Congratulations! and Thanks!

There a few (count on one hand maybe), trogans of some sort that can be seen in south Texas. I think I read here that AC is some fifty miles beyond the resplendant quetzal's territory, or did it say they are not to be seen in Belize at all?

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#341862 - 06/19/09 10:17 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: Texican]
elbert Offline
They where in Southern Belize about 80 years ago, but now retreated to the Guatemalan side of the Mayan Mountains.
http://ambergriscaye.com/birds/quetzalcoatl.html
Its eerie to google a subject/question just to find your the source.


Edited by elbert (06/19/09 10:21 PM)

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#342866 - 06/29/09 02:25 AM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: elbert]
Texican Offline
"Its eerie to google a subject/question just to find your the source."

It is! What subject did you find where you're the source?

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#342878 - 06/29/09 01:24 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: Texican]
sweetjane Offline
no joke - we've often heard those fruit/nuts referred to as "horse balls" - which is just what they look like. (from WiWords: Horse Balls - Noun - A fruit that grows in western Belize that resembles a small breadfruit but with a white sticky discharge when cut.)

here's a trogon (tho i may have mis-named it) i saw in CR:

http://www.pbase.com/sweetjane/image/77791423/medium

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#342883 - 06/29/09 02:25 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: sweetjane]
elbert Offline
Cool shot Jane and yes a rare one.
Hummmm I'll hafta look closer next time I see a horse!
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#342885 - 06/29/09 02:30 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: elbert]
Phil Offline
Also heard them called Grandpa's Balls.....

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#342892 - 06/29/09 02:41 PM Re: Slaty-tailed Trogon in Belize Rainforest [Re: Phil]
elbert Offline
I'll check Grandpa also.

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