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Black-throated Trogon

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Male, subspecies chrysochloros Photo by LcverissimoLondrina, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, April 2014
Male, subspecies chrysochloros
Photo by Lcverissimo
Londrina, ParanĂ¡, Brazil, April 2014
Trogon rufus

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[edit] Identification

Female, subspeceis tenellusPhoto by rdavisCarara National Park, Costa Rica, December 2015
Female, subspeceis tenellus
Photo by rdavis
Carara National Park, Costa Rica, December 2015

23–25 cm (9-9¾ in)
Male

  • Green head, upper breast and back
  • Black throat and face
  • Yellow bill
  • Pale blue eye-ring
  • Yellow belly
  • White undertail, barred black
  • Black and white wing coverts

Female

  • Brown head, upper breast and back
  • Rufous upper tail
  • Yellow belly
  • Mostly yellow bill
  • Pale eye-ring wider behind and in front of the eye

[edit] Variation

It is possible to find males of this species with yellow eye-ring

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
South America: Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Argentina

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Male, Subspecies tenellusPhoto by Stanley Jones Bosque del RĂ­o Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015
Male, Subspecies tenellus
Photo by Stanley Jones
Bosque del RĂ­o Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, February 2015

There are 6 subspecies[1]:

  • T. r. tenellus:
  • T. r. cupreicauda:
  • T. r. rufus:
  • T. r. sulphureus:
  • T. r. amazonicus:
  • T. r. chrysochloros:

[edit] Habitat

Lowland humid neotropical forest, Atlantic slope forest and neotropical mature wet lowlands.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of arthropods and fruit, though they may eat less fruit than other similar trogons.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is an unlined shallow cavity, and 2 white eggs are laid.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: krrrrrr
Song: cuh cuh cuh cuh

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
  5. Birdforum thread with report of yellow eye-ring in Black-throated Trogon

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