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Cuban Trogon

From Opus

Photo © by Richard Stern Matanzas Province, Cuba, 17 February 2009
Photo © by Richard Stern
Matanzas Province, Cuba, 17 February 2009
Priotelus temnurus

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[edit] Identification

Photo © by Joseph MorlanCueva de los Portales, Pinar del Río, Cuba, 7 November 2015
Photo © by Joseph Morlan
Cueva de los Portales, Pinar del Río, Cuba, 7 November 2015

Length: 23–27 cm (10-11 in.)

  • Iridescent dark green upperparts
  • Red belly and undertail coverts
  • Violet crown and nape
  • White throat and chest
  • Green, black and white wings
  • Red bill, dark upper mandible
  • Red iris
  • Tail broadly flared

Males and females are similar but immatures are duller.

[edit] Distribution

Caribbean: found only in Cuba and the Isle of Pines.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]

  • P. t. temnurus:
  • P. t. vescus:
  • Isle of Pines

[edit] Habitat

Open dry forests, near streams.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet inclides flowers, insects and fruit.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Arthur Grosset
  3. Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2018). Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55713 on 1 December 2018).

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