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White-tailed Trogon

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Photo by Steve GMale left, female right. Nominate subspecies photographed on Trinidad.
Photo by Steve G
Male left, female right. Nominate subspecies photographed on Trinidad.

Alternative name: Western White-tailed Trogon

Trogon chionurus


[edit] Identification

A large trogon that easily can be confused with the Gartered Trogon and the Surucua Trogon. The complete bluish-white eye-ring and lack of barring to the undertail are often useful features for the White-tailed.

[edit] Distribution

From the lowlands of eastern Panama to western Colombia and western Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly considered conspecific with Green-backed Trogon.

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest and woodland.

[edit] Behaviour

Although a colourful bird, it can easily be overlooked because of its habit of sitting quietly for long periods. Frugivorous.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. SACC proposal to split White-tailed Trogon

[edit] External Links

Separating the White-tailed from the Surucua Trogon (ssp. aurantius)


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