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Jan 27, 2017

Phyllis Vernon's Belize Birds

Bird photos by Phyllis Vernon
My friend and fellow King Township resident, Phyllis Vernon (below-right), recently returned from a week in Belize, where among many other naturalist pursuits, she took several bird photos in the jungles along the Caribbean coast of the small, central american nation.   Pictured above is a Collared Aracari Toucan (Pteroglossus torquatos) and below-left is Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena).   Another Toucan, not pictured here, the Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), is the national bird of Belize.

It's almost impossible not to take a good picture of the ubiquitous Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)  in the Caribbean and Phyllis's excellent photo above is no exception.   Great portrait!   Below is Phyllis's picture of a Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus).

Above is Phyllis's photo of a Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) and below is her photo of a Black-cowled Oriole (Icterus dominicensis).   Phyllis identified approximately 30 birds on this trip to Belize. 

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