First day out of the box on the island and we had birds, thunderstorms, and a gorgeous huge tropical fly caught by researchers (and released unharmed). The birds were very cool but the bugs, oh my, the bugs.
And now, a fly. Turn up your sound if you enjoy loud buzzing fly noises, turn it down if you don’t.
(update: a biologist here gave me the name and the lowdown on the fly. It’s called Pantaphthalmus chuni, aka, neotropical timber fly. Has no functional mouthparts, does not bite- or eat. Adults exist solely to reproduce. And so you all know, it’s also the world’s largest fly. Really.)
6 thoughts on “Friday Feathers- slaty-tailed trogons, masked tityras, and one big, beautiful fly”
I can’t believe the Trogan sat still for you for so long! I feel your pain regarding the bugs, I’m in Malaysia at the moment and absolutely covered with mosquito bites! I love your paintings and really enjoy my visits to your blog 🙂
That was one frustrated fly 🙂
Yes, fab! Now that’s a fly. Hate to have it fly into you. Looks like it could leave a bruise!
You’ve caught the jizz of a Trogon
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