Photo by rdavis
ExplorNapo Lodge, ne Peru
, 11 April 2010
- Trogon ramonianus
Length 23cm. Sits very upright on horizontal branches.
Male: Blue head and upper breast, green back, becoming bluer on the rump, a white line separates the breast from the golden yellow underparts, but this is sometimes hard to detect (may to some extent depend on subspecies). Yellow circular eye-ring. White undertail with black barring, black wings vermiculated with white.
Female: Dark grey back, head and breast. White oval-shaped eye-ring may only consist of front and back (brackets).
Found in the Amazon of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Also in southern Venezuela.
Two subspecies are recognized.
- Amazonian areas of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil; also penetrates Southern Venezuela (upper River Orinoco)
- North-eastern Brazil on southern bank of lower River Amazon and tributaries (east of River TapajÃ³s)
This species was formerly included in Violaceous Trogon.
Moist tropical forests.
It nests in a wasp, ant or termite nest or a hole in a rotten tree; 2-3 white eggs are laid.
The diet includes insects and small fruit.
Song is described in variable ways from different geographic regions.
- Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
- SACC proposal to split Gartered from Violaceous Trogon read August 2009
- Birdforum thread discussing the splits of Violaceous Trogon
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