The White-tailed Trogon (Trogon chionurus) is one of 39 species in the Trogon family. It occurs in humid tropical forests of Panama, western Colombia, and western Ecuador. The colourful birds feed on small fruits as well as insects. Characteristically, they perch motionless on branches in the middle and lower forest levels. Even if approached closely, they try to blend in with the surrounding forest instead of flying away. I was lucky enough to spot a pair of White-tailed Trogons in the jungle surrounding the Fort San Lorenzo in Panama during a journey in February 2014 – just a couple of metres away from a Rufous Motmot.
Alis Volat PropriisThe Latin phrase, "Alis Volat Propriis" (translated in English to) "She flies with her own wings" is the Oregon State Motto