The Black-throated Trogon, Trogon rufus breeds in lowlands from Honduras south to western Ecuador and northern Argentina.
It is a resident of the lower levels of damp tropical forests, and prefers the deep shade of the understory.
The Black-throated Trogon measures 23 - 24 cm in length 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.
Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. They are usually observed perching upright and motionless.
Nesting / Breeding
They nest 1-6 m high in an unlined shallow cavity. The typical nests consists of 2 white eggs.
Call / Vocalization:
The call is described as a churring krrrrrr, and the song is a typical trogon series of a few clear whistles, cuh cuh cuh cuh.
Diet / Feeding:
Black-throated Trogons mostly feeds on insects taken in flight, as well as fruit.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
For updates please follow BeautyOfBirds on Google+ (google.com/+Avianweb)
Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. Please contact them directly with respect to any copyright or licensing questions. Thank you.
BeautyOfBirds strives to maintain accurate and up-to-date information; however, mistakes do happen. If you would like to correct or update any of the information, please send us an e-mail. THANK YOU!