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Red-headed Trogon

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Photo by nothinghillKhaoyai NP., Thailand
Photo by nothinghill
Khaoyai NP., Thailand
Harpactes erythrocephalus


[edit] Identification

31–35 cm (12¼-13¾ in)

  • Black-tipped blue bill
  • Purplish-blue orbital ring
  • Crimson head and underparts
  • White breast band

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in China, Tibet, Nepal
South Asia: India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Bhutan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, Greater Sundas

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

FemalePhoto by 996spsFraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2017
Photo by 996sps
Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2017

Ten subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • H. e. hodgsoni: North East India to eastern Nepal and Bhutan
  • H. e. erythrocephalus: East Himalayas of Myanmar and north-western Thailand
  • H. e. helenae: South China (western Yunnan) and northern Myanmar
  • H. e. yamakanensis: South East China (Sichuan, Fujian and northern Guangdong)
  • H. e. intermedius: North Laos, northern Vietnam and southern China (Yunnan)
  • H. e. annamensis: East Thailand, southern Laos and Vietnam
  • H. e. klossi: Banthat Mountains (western Cambodia and extreme south-western Thailand)
  • H. e. chaseni Malay Peninsula
  • H. e. hainanus: Hainan Island (s China)
  • H. e. flagrans: Mountains of Sumatra

[edit] Habitat

MalePhoto by 996spsFraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2017
Photo by 996sps
Fraser's Hill, Pahang, Malaysia, September 2017

Dense broadleafed lower and upper montane forests. Occupying the middle storey and lower canopy.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They eat a variety of insects, such as cicadas, millipedes, centipedes, flies, stick insects, beetles and woodlice. The also eat leaves and berries.

[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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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