Narina Trogons

 

Narina Trogon

The Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina is a medium-sized, up to 34cm long, green colored bird of Trogonidae family. The male has a vivid green upperparts plumage, greyish wing, bright red below and patches of blue skin on their face. The female has a brown face, purplish green plumage, blue circle around each eye and duller red below.

The Narina Trogon is distributed to forests across Africa, from Sierra Leone to eastern South Africa. It nests in tree hollow. The diet consists mainly of insects and other small invertebrates.

This beautiful trogon was named after Narina, the Khoikhoi mistress of the French ornithologist François Le Vaillant.

Widespread throughout its large range, the Narina Trogon is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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