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Black-headed Trogon

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==Identification== ==Identification==
-Black head, upperparts and chest. Yellow underparts. Black and white barred tail. Black eye with white eyering. Grey bill, legs and feet.+Black head, upperparts and chest. Yellow underparts. Black and white barred tail. The black eye with bluish-white eyering is diagnostic. Grey bill, legs and feet.
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==Distribution== ==Distribution==
[[Central America]]: found in [[Mexico]], [[Guatemala]], [[Belize]], [[El Salvador]], [[Honduras]], [[Nicaragua]] and [[Costa Rica]] [[Central America]]: found in [[Mexico]], [[Guatemala]], [[Belize]], [[El Salvador]], [[Honduras]], [[Nicaragua]] and [[Costa Rica]]

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Photo by mo miller Belize, Central America, September 2006
Photo by mo miller
Belize, Central America, September 2006
Trogon melanocephalus

Contents

Identification

Black head, upperparts and chest. Yellow underparts. Black and white barred tail. The black eye with bluish-white eyering is diagnostic. Grey bill, legs and feet.

Distribution

Central America: found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • T. m. melanocephalus:
  • T. m. illaetabilis:

Habitat

Rainforests and dry tropical woodland; fields with scattered trees.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes caterpillars.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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