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Ward's Trogon

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Photo © by James EatonEaglenest, W.S. Arunchal Predash, India, April 2007
Photo © by James Eaton
Eaglenest, W.S. Arunchal Predash, India, April 2007
Harpactes wardi


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto © by Dave B SmithBhutan, 23 January 2020
Photo © by Dave B Smith
Bhutan, 23 January 2020

35–38 cm (13¾-15 in)

  • Slate-grey head, breast and upperparts, with maroon wash
  • Reddish-pink forehead
  • Red belly
  • Pink bill
  • Blue orbital skin


  • Slate-grey head, breast and upperparts
  • Yellow forehead
  • Yellow belly

[edit] Distribution

Asia: found in the mountains of southern China (Yunnan), eastern Bhutan, northern Myanmar, north-western Vietnam

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Tall subtropical hill forests. Prefers the understorey.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects such as grass hoppers, moths and stick insects. They also eat berries and large seeds like acorns.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
  3. BF Member observations

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