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Slaty-tailed Trogon

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-[[Image:1047Slaty-tailed Trogon.jpg|thumb|300px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|blubird|blubird}}<br />[[Costa Rica]], January 2007]]+[[Image:1047Slaty-tailed Trogon.jpg|thumb|400px|right|Male<br />Photo by {{user|blubird|blubird}}<br />[[Costa Rica]], January 2007]]
;[[:Category:Trogon|Trogon]] massena ;[[:Category:Trogon|Trogon]] massena
'''Includes Chapman's Trogon''' '''Includes Chapman's Trogon'''
==Identification== ==Identification==
-30 cm+[[Image:Slaty-tailed Trogon female .jpg|thumb|325px|right|Female, subspecies ''hoffmenni''<br />Photo by {{user|Stanley+Jones|Stanley Jones}}<br />Lago Bayano, Chepo, Panamá Province, [[Panama]], February 2018]]
 +33–35 cm (13-13¾ in)
*Dark grey tail *Dark grey tail
-*Grey [[Topography#Wings|wing coverts]] with fine black and white vermiculations<br />+*Grey [[Topography#Wings|wing coverts]] with fine black and white [[Dictionary_T-Z#V|vermiculations]]<br />
'''Male''' '''Male'''
*Green back, head and breast *Green back, head and breast
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The nest is excavated by both adults between 3-15 m in the trunk of a decayed tree or a termite mound. The clutch of 3 white or bluish-white eggs is laid in a chamber accessed by a tunnel. The nest is excavated by both adults between 3-15 m in the trunk of a decayed tree or a termite mound. The clutch of 3 white or bluish-white eggs is laid in a chamber accessed by a tunnel.
==References== ==References==
-#{{Ref-Clements6thDec09}}#Avibase+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#Avibase
#Wikipedia #Wikipedia
#BF Member observations #BF Member observations

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MalePhoto by blubirdCosta Rica, January 2007
Male
Photo by blubird
Costa Rica, January 2007
Trogon massena

Includes Chapman's Trogon

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[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies hoffmenniPhoto by Stanley JonesLago Bayano, Chepo, Panamá Province, Panama, February 2018
Female, subspecies hoffmenni
Photo by Stanley Jones
Lago Bayano, Chepo, Panamá Province, Panama, February 2018

33–35 cm (13-13¾ in)

Male

  • Green back, head and breast
  • Red belly
  • Orange bill

Female

  • Dark grey back, head and breast
  • Red belly
  • Bill black and orange

When seen directly from below, the tail can look silvery, where it really is dark slaty grey.

[edit] Similar Species

The orange-red bill is important in separating this species from Black-tailed Trogon.

[edit] Distribution

Central and South America
Central America: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
South America: Colombia and Ecuador

[edit] Taxonomy

Three subspecies:

  • T. m. massena:
  • T. m. hoffmanni:
  • T. m. australis Chapman's Trogon:

[edit] Habitat

Low to mid-level mature wet forest, secondary forest and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and fruit.

[edit] Breeding

The nest is excavated by both adults between 3-15 m in the trunk of a decayed tree or a termite mound. The clutch of 3 white or bluish-white eggs is laid in a chamber accessed by a tunnel.

[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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia
  4. BF Member observations

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