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Javan Trogon - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Red-billed Trogon; Reinwardt's Blue-tailed Trogon

Apalharpactes reinwardtii

Harpactes reinwardtii


34 cm (10¼ in)

  • Yellowish-green head
  • Bluish-green upperparts
  • Yellow wing panel bar
  • Blue tail
  • Yellow throat and belly
  • Greyisg-green breastband


Java and Sumatra.


This is a monotypic species.
It is sometimes considered conspecific with Sumatran Trogon.

Some authorities have moved this taxon to genus Apalharpactes.


Montane rainorests, mostly between 900-2500 m. They are generally seen in the lower storey.



Their main diet consists of beetles and cicadas, which are generally taken in flight.


They usually lay 1 to two eggs, though sometimes a third will complete the clutch.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill F & Wright M. 2008. Birds of the World: Recommended English Names. Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, USA. 2006. ISBN 9780691128276 Update (2008) downloaded from http://worldbirdnames.org/names.html.

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