Trogonidae – Trogons

Guianan Trogon (Trogon violaceus) Reinier Munguia

Guianan Trogon (Trogon violaceus)-Violaceous- by Reinier Munguia

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CLASS – AVES, Order – TROGONIFORMES, Family – Trogonidae – Trogons

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Species (43)

Eared Quetzal (Euptilotis neoxenus)
Pavonine Quetzal (Pharomachrus pavoninus)
Golden-headed Quetzal (Pharomachrus auriceps)
White-tipped Quetzal (Pharomachrus fulgidus)
Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Crested Quetzal (Pharomachrus antisianus)
Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus)
Hispaniolan Trogon (Priotelus roseigaster)
Lattice-tailed Trogon (Trogon clathratus)
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Choco Trogon (Trogon comptus)
Ecuadorian Trogon (Trogon mesurus)
Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus)
Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)
Citreoline Trogon (Trogon citreolus)
White-tailed Trogon (Trogon chionurus)
Baird’s Trogon (Trogon bairdii)
Green-backed Trogon (Trogon viridis)
Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus)
Amazonian Trogon (Trogon ramonianus)
Guianan Trogon (Trogon violaceus)
Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui)
Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura)
Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus)
Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans)
Mountain Trogon (Trogon mexicanus)
Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris)
Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus)
Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina)
Bare-cheeked Trogon (Apaloderma aequatoriale)
Bar-tailed Trogon (Apaloderma vittatum)
Javan Trogon (Apalharpactes reinwardtii)
Sumatran Trogon (Apalharpactes mackloti)
Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus)
Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba)
Diard’s Trogon (Harpactes diardii)
Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens)
Whitehead’s Trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi)
Cinnamon-rumped Trogon (Harpactes orrhophaeus)
Scarlet-rumped Trogon (Harpactes duvaucelii)
Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios)
Red-headed Trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus)
Ward’s Trogon (Harpactes wardi)


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The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. The family contains 39 species in eight genera. They might constitute a member of the basal radiation of the order Coraciiformes or closely related to mousebirds and owls. The word “trogon” is Greek for “nibbling” and refers to the fact that these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests.

Trogons are residents of tropical forests worldwide. The greatest diversity is in the Neotropics, where four genera, containing 24 species occur. The genus Apaloderma contains the three African species. The genera Harpactes and Apalharpactes, containing twelve species, are found in southeast Asia.

They feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons are generally not migratory, although some species undertake partial local movements. (Wikipedia with editing)

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