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Alternative Names: Coppery-tailed Trogon (esp. northernmost race)
Length 28-30cm (11-12") A brightly coloured bird unmistakable in its range.
Superficially resembles a parrot, but with small bill and feet. Erect to "hunchback" posture.
Five subspecies are recognized:
Mountain forests, canyons, riparian areas with Sycamore trees, chiefly at altitudes from 1200 to 1800m.
Tends to perch rather motionless for long periods on perches from 4-15m. above the ground. Drops to the ground to capture prey, but returns to perch to consume them. Solitary.
Diet includes insects, especially grasshoppers, and berries.
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