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For the Love of Trogons

1 month ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

2021 is turning out to be a good year for trogons. So far, one third of my weekly outings have involved trogon sightings, with their distinctive calls being heard on a few other trips. Those are good numbers. They also remind me why I love birding in Michoacán.
The Trogon family (and order, since the order only includes one family) is quite widespread, being found in all the tropical regions of the world. Three genera occur in the New World, and four in the Old World. I would love to know how the order spread across these regions, since that spread must have involved either crossing oceans...
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