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Black-headed Trogon

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-;Trogon melanocephalus+[[Image:d12_0217.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Photo by {{user|Gary+Clark|Gary Clark}}<br />Location: Cobá, [[Querétaro]], [[Mexico]]]]
-[[Image:Black-headed_Trogon.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by mo miller]]+;[[:Category:Trogon|Trogon]] melanocephalus
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==Identification== ==Identification==
-Location: Belize Central America+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<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>====
 +There are 2 subspecies:
 +*''T. m. melanocephalus'':
 +:*Gulf-Caribbean slope of eastern [[Mexico]] to north-eastern [[Costa Rica]]
 +*''T. m. illaetabilis'':
 +:*Western [[Costa Rica]]
 +==Habitat==
 +Rainforests and dry tropical woodland; fields with scattered trees.
 +==Behaviour==
 +A calm, confiding bird that often allows close approach. Will remain perched almost motionless on a limb at mid-level in the forest for many minutes at a time, slowly looking around. When food is found, it flies very quickly to capture it and return to a perch.
 +====Diet====
 +The diet includes caterpillars.
 + 
 +==References==
 +#{{Ref-Clements6thDec09}}#Avibase
 +#BF Member observations
 +{{ref}}
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Trogon+melanocephalus}} {{GSearch|Trogon+melanocephalus}}
-[[Category:Birds]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Trogon]]

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Photo by Gary ClarkLocation: Cobá, Querétaro, Mexico
Photo by Gary Clark
Location: Cobá, Querétaro, Mexico
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

A calm, confiding bird that often allows close approach. Will remain perched almost motionless on a limb at mid-level in the forest for many minutes at a time, slowly looking around. When food is found, it flies very quickly to capture it and return to a perch.

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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