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How many Trogons and Quetzals have you seen?

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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 10:50   #1
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How many Trogons and Quetzals have you seen?

As the " How many........." threads seem to have taken a summer break I thought I'd resurect them with the ultimate tropical birds ( excluding Pittas and BoP of course ). Trogons are found on three ( four ) continents and are fairly easy to see, so there should be some good lists turning up.
Heres mine :-

1 Respendant Quetzal - Costa Rica
2 Crested Quetzal - Venezuela
3 White-tipped Quetzal - Venezuela
4 Golden-headed Quetzal - Venezuela
5 Pavonine Quetzal - Venezuela
6 Cuban Trogon - Cuba
7 Hispaniolan Trogon - Dom. Rep.
8 Slaty-tailed Trogon - Costa Rica
9 Lattice-tailed Trogon - Costa Rica
10 Baird's Trogon - Costa Rica
11 White-tailed Trogon - Trinidad
12 Black-headed Trogon - Costa Rica
13 Elegant Trogon - Costa Rica
14 Collared Trogon - Costa Rica, Venezuela, Trinidad
15 Orange-bellied Trogon - Costa Rica
16 Masked Trogon - Venezuela
17 Black-throated Trogon - Costa Rica, Venezuela
18 Violaceous Trogon - Costa Rica, Venezuela, Trinidad
19 Narina's Trogon - Gabon, E. Africa
20 Bare-cheeked Trogon - Gabon
21 Bar-tailed Trogon - Gabon, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
22 Blue-tailed Trogon - Sumatra, Java
23 Red-naped Trogon - Pen. Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo
24 Diard's Trogon - Pen. Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo
25 Whitehead's Trogon - Borneo
26 Cinnamon-rumped Trogon - Pen. Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo
27 Scarlet-rumped Trogon - Pen. Malaya, Sumatra
28 Orange-breasted Trogon - Vietnam, Pen. Malaya, Sumatra, Java
29 Red-headed Trogon - Nepal > Sumatra
30 Ward's Trogon - Vietnam

I've left Resplendant Quetzal as it is for a couple of reasons, there doesn't seem to be agreement on the vernacular names for the splits and ....... it gives some clever bugger the oportunity to say ' Which xxxxxxxxxx do you mean"

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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 11:25   #2
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 13:30   #3
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The only one is the Elegant, Huachuca Mountains of Southeast Arizona. Might have a shot at the Eared as they have been seen here - but rarely.
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 16:17   #5
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Seven I think....

missed Elegant in Arizona a few years ago, so caught up on a few in Trinidad and Costa Rica.

I'm told that Violaceous is now called Gartered?
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 17:46   #6
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Only one, Elegant. If my May trip to Panama ends up happening, hopefully add a few more
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 18:11   #7
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only two, both in Thailand...

Red-headed Trogon
Orange-breasted Trogon
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 18:14   #8
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I think John Hornbuckle has seen them all.

I've seen all bar 9, should get a new Quetzal (White-tipped) at Christmas....

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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 19:18   #9
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28 for me. By far the jammiest being an elusive Eared Trogon in Ramsey Canyon, Arizona.
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 21:32   #10
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I'm told that Violaceous is now called Gartered?
Yes, Violaceous was split and now the Central American population is called Gartered.

15 so far, all in the Neotropics (heard Narina Trogon in South Africa but didn't see it!!)

Elegant Trogon
Orange-bellied Trogon
Black-headed Trogon
Black-throated Trogon
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Black-tailed Trogon
Masked Trogon
White-tailed Trogon
Blue-crowned Trogon
Collared Trogon
Violaceous Trogon
Gartered Trogon
Surucua Trogon
Golden-headed Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal
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Old Saturday 22nd October 2011, 21:44   #11
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Only 14, all from the New World -- and all seen in Costa Rica or Ecuador.

1) Golden-headed Quetzal
2) Resplendent Quetzal
3) Crested Quetzal
4) Slaty-tailed Trogon
5) Blue-tailed Trogon
6) Ecuadorian Trogon
7) Black-tailed Trogon
8) Black-headed Trogon
9) White-tailed Trogon
10) Green-backed Trogon
11) Black-throated Trogon
12) Orange-bellied Trogon
13) Collared Trogon
14) Masked Trogon

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Yes, Violaceous was split and now the Central American population is called Gartered.
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I think Gartered also extends into South America, eg west Ecudor? If not can someone clarify, as I might get another tick!
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I think Gartered also extends into South America, eg west Ecudor? If not can someone clarify, as I might get another tick!

Mmm me too - is the Trinidad population part of the split?
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Mmm me too - is the Trinidad population part of the split?
I think Trinidad remains in Violaceous, along with the amazonian birds
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Old Sunday 23rd October 2011, 13:06   #15
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All six Peninsula Malaysia species - Red-Headed, Red-Naped, Orange-Breasted, Diard's, Scarlet-Rumped and Cinnamon-Rumped. Dipped twice on Malaysia's 7th trogon i.e. the Whitehead's that is only found on Mount Kinabalu.
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I think Gartered also extends into South America, eg west Ecudor? If not can someone clarify, as I might get another tick!
I believe that is correct
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A recount makes 9!
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Old Sunday 23rd October 2011, 19:24   #18
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8 all in Arizona, Panama, Costa Rica and Cuba.

Resplendant Quetzal Pharoma chrus mocinno
Cuban Trogon Priotelus temnurus
Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans
Violaceous (Gartered) Trogon Trogon (caligatus) violaceus
Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena
Black-tailed Trogon Trogon melanurus
Black-headed Trogon Trogon melanocephala
Orange-bellied Trogon Trogon aurantiiventris

Failed to see any in Asia or Africa.

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Chris B. you might have a couple more if you fancy splitting Violaceous/Gartered, and Sumatran/Javan forms of Blue-tailed
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Thanks Jon and Larry, so it's now ............

31 Gartered Trogon - Costa Rica

I think I'll leave the Blue-tailed as it is ................... for now

Chris

Hor Kee, next time you're on the mountain, try the Kiau View Trail or down the river from just above Timophon Gate. That's where I've had quite a bit of luck with Whitehead's.

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Old Monday 24th October 2011, 18:00   #21
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Violaceous Trogan - Colombia
Black Headed Trogan - Nicaragua

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30 Ward's Trogon - Vietnam
Wow, when did you see that one? Must have been a while ago, I think it hasn't been recorded in Vietnam for quite a while... (?)

Modest count of myself: 2, Red-headed and Orange-breasted in Vietnam

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I have ten/eleven (10/11) species:

Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Golden-headed Quetzal, Sachatamia Lodge, Ecuador
Slaty-tailed Trogon, Orotina, Costa Rica
Black-tailed Trogon (Ecuadorian), Atamari Hosteria, Ecuador
White-tailed Trogon, Sacha Lodge, Ecuador
Black-headed Trogon, Orotina, Costa Rica
Elegant Trogon, Portal, Arizona, USA
Orange-bellied Trogon, Monteverde, Costa Rica
Masked Trogon, Sachatamia, Ecuador
Violaceous Trogon/Gartered Trogon, Atamari Lodge, Ecuador/Orotina, Costa Rica
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Old Tuesday 25th October 2011, 11:19   #25
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Wow, when did you see that one? Must have been a while ago, I think it hasn't been recorded in Vietnam for quite a while... (?)

Modest count of myself: 2, Red-headed and Orange-breasted in Vietnam
September 1982, just west of Mt. Fan Si Pan. It was the first time I had been to Vietnam ( mollusc collecting trip - allegedly ) and the Trogon was just one of a fantastic suite of lifers picked up in my 'spare time'.

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