Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Blogging Marathon: The Trogons

Trogons...not just another bird.

Once upon a time in my younger years, I used to read time and time again a book titled DUSUN. The largest ethnic group in Sabah, the book is about the traditions and beliefs of the Dusun tribe.

As a boy, I was fascinated reading about all the evil spirits in the world of the Dusuns. One name in particular, and the most evil of them all is called Rogons! Being a half blood myself, that name scare me (still!)...

An evil spirit to avoid, it's still hard for me to say "I'm going to look for the Trogons" to my fellow birders, specially when trekking alone in the jungle. Trogon, Rogon...they sounded just the same...

Nonetheless, their sheer beauty is just mind blowing and all fear seemed to vanish immediately on each of my encounter with the 'Trogons'. No shaky hands for these:-




2 comments:

madibirder said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird. This bird kept giving me the slip in Kemensah.

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Heheheh nice !