- Trogon viridis
Includes Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
Male left, female right. Nominate subspecies
Photo by Steve GTrinidad
, May 2006
25â€“28 cm; a large trogon
- Bluish-black head and breast
- Yellow under parts
- Pale blue orbital ring
- Blue bill
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They can easily can be confused with the Amazonian Trogon and the Surucua Trogon. The complete bluish-white eye-ring and lack of barring to the undertail are often useful features for this species.
Found throughout humid forested areas of tropical South America, incl. Amazon and Atlantic forest.
Two subspecies recognized:
- T. v. viridis from Colombia east of the Andes to northern Bolivia and Brazil, also on Trinidad
- T. v. melanopterus in tropical southeast Brazil (Bahia to SÃ£o Paulo)
Has been considered conspecific with White-tailed Trogon in the past.
Male, subspecies melanopterus
Photo by jocateme
ItanhaÃ©m, SÃ£o Paulo state, Brazil
, July 2008
Humid forest and woodland.
Although a colourful bird, it can easily be overlooked because of its habit of sitting quietly for long periods.
Frugivorous, which includes fruit and berries. They will also eat beetles and grasshoppers etc.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
- SACC proposal to split White-tailed Trogon
Separating the White-tailed from the Surucua Trogon (ssp. aurantius)
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