Monday, August 25, 2014

Pajaro Bandera

"tzinitzcan" (nahuatl)
Trogon mexicanus Swainson 1827 (TROGONIDAE)

The forests surrounding the Laguna La Maria; the volcano of Colima and Sierra Manantlán -Municipios Comala and Minatitlan (Biosphere Reserve) are inhabited by one of the rarest bird species in Mexico: the bandera bird, a close relative of the quetzal, distinguished for having the green, white and red feathers.

In 2000, in the Biosphere Reserve of Manantlán, Jalisco, this species was used as a symbol of environmental pride, and as charismatic species to encourage support for the Reserve, in order to induce the reduction of forest fires caused by agricultural activities. This campaign lasted three years, generating positive results for species conservation and the environment.


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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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