The torogoz is the national bird of El Salvador. With its beautiful turquoise, orange and green colours, it is considered a family symbol because the female and the male together take care of their baby birds. The torogoz is also known as the clock bird because of its tail: two long feathers whose movements resemble those of a pendulum clock.

Ana Torres was born in El Salvador and is currently living in Melbourne, Australia. She’s creative, passionate about illustration, photography, handcrafts and recycling. She loves to travel and explore new places. Ana is working to show off her Salvadoran culture in Australia.

By Ana Torres

Issue 1 | Autumn 2022

Venado azul | Silvia Rojas

Ciudad de Mexico, Sandridge Beach | Alejandro del Castillo