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Black-tailed Trogon

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Photo by John KeepAmazonia Lodge, Peru, November 2003
Photo by John Keep
Amazonia Lodge, Peru, November 2003
Trogon melanurus

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[edit] Identification

Male

  • Yellow bill
  • Orange-red eye-ring around dark eye
  • Thin white chest band between dark green breast and red belly
  • Slaty grey undertail

Female

  • Grey above and below
  • Red lower belly
  • Virtually no eye-ring
  • Grey on upper mandible (nominate subspecies only)

[edit] Distribution

Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, The Guianas. Ecuadorian Trogon is isolated west of the Andes in western Ecuador and north-western Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

In 2008, the South American Classification Committee voted to split Ecuadorian Trogon from this species: Citation

[edit] Subspecies[1]

  • T. m. macroura (Large-tailed):

Melanurus Group

  • T. m. melanurus:
  • T. m. eumorphus:
  • T. m. occidentalis:
  • South-eastern Brazil (São Paulo region)

[edit] Habitat

Canopy and sub-canopy of humid forest and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes fruits.

[edit] 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. SACC proposal for splitting Black-tailed Trogon
  3. Arthur Grosset

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