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Blue-crowned Trogon

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MalePhoto by ciroalbano  Serra da Aratanha, CearĂ¡ State, Brazil, July 2006
Photo by ciroalbano
Serra da Aratanha, CearĂ¡ State, Brazil, July 2006
Trogon curucui


[edit] Identification


  • Black face and throat
  • Greenish-blue crown, neck, breast and uppertail
  • Red belly
  • Black, finely vermiculated wings
  • Pale grey-horn to yellow bill
  • Yellow eyering


MalePhoto by Arthur GrossetCristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003
Photo by Arthur Grosset
Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003
  • Red belly
  • White chest
  • Grey breast
  • Black upper mandible, grey below
  • Broken white eye ring
  • Wings barred white black
  • White edged and black notched undertail

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • T. c. peruvianus:
  • T. c. curucui:
  • T. c. behni:

Two additional subspecies bolivianus and variegatus are not recognised by all authorities[2].

[edit] Habitat

Found in a wide variety of habitats from forest to scrub.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and small fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. BF Member observations

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