Genus Trogon


Citreoline Trogon - Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Collared Trogon - It is a resident of tropical forests, where it nests in a hole in a termite nest or tree, with a typical clutch of two white eggs.


Blue-crowned Trogon - The Blue-crowned Trogon's range in South America is the southwestern and southeastern quadrants of the Amazon Basin with the northern limit being the Amazon River. The range continues beyond the Amazon Basin south to northern Argentina and Paraguay, and eastwards to eastern coastal Brazil as far south as northern EspĂ­rito Santo state; a third of the species range is outside the Amazon Basin.

Coppery-tailed Trogon - It is a resident of the lower levels of semi-arid open woodlands and forests. It nests 2-6 m high in an unlined shallow cavity, usually selecting an old woodpecker hole, with a typical clutch of 2-3 eggs.

Slaty-tailed Trogon - It is a resident of the canopy and higher levels of damp tropical forests, but comes lower in adjacent semi-open areas. It nests 3 to 15 m high in an occupied termite nest or decaying tree trunk, with a typical clutch of three white or bluish-white eggs laid in a chamber reached by an ascending tunnel. Both sexes excavate the nesting chamber.


Mexican Trogon - Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist montane forests. It prefers pine-evergreen and pine-oak woodland between 1,200 and 3,500 meters above sea level, occasionally lower,

Masked Trogon - There are eight recognized subspecies of Masked Trogon:


Black-throated Trogon - Like most trogons, it has distinctive male and female plumages and with soft colourful feathers. This relatively small species is 23-24 cm long and weighs 54-57 g, with a white undertail with black barring, a yellow bill and wing coverts which are vermiculated with black and white, but appear grey at any distance. The male Black-throated Trogon has a green head, upper breast and back, black face and throat, and golden yellow belly. The female has a brown head, upper breast and back, rufous upper tail and yellow belly. Immatures resemble the adults but are duller, and young males have a brown throat, breast and wing coverts.

Violaceous Trogon - It is a resident of moist tropical forests, where it nests in a wasp, ant or termite nest or a hole in a rotten tree, with a typical clutch of two or three white eggs.


White-tailed Trogon - This relatively large species is about 11 in and weighs about 3 oz . Like most trogons it has distinctive male and female plumages, with soft colourful feathers. The head and upper breast of the male are dark blue , and the back is green, becoming bluer on the rump. The lower underparts are orange yellow. The wings are black, vermiculated with white. In the Amazonian White-tailed Trogon the undertail has a black centre, broadly edged with white, but in the Western White-tailed Trogon the undertail is almost entirely white. The complete eye-ring is pale bluish.

Order : Trogoniformes
Family : Trogonidae
Genus : Trogon