National Geographic : 1944 Jun
The National Geographic Magazine Rare Visitor to the United States Is the Coppery-tailed Trogon from the Tropics The author discovered the first Trogon nest in the United States in the oak forest of the Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona. The Coppery-tailed Trogon (male above) is related to the Quetzal, worshiped by Maya and Aztec. National Geographic Society Kodachromes by Arthur A. Alien Scissor-tailed Flycatcher with Tail Longer Than Its Body Builds a Home on the Range During courtship, males flutter over the treetops, opening and closing their long forked tails like shears. This dainty female nests in a thorny tree near Austwell, Texas, where, as in Oklahoma and southern Kansas, the birds are common in late spring and summer.