Order Trogoniformes

Family Trogonidae

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  • Compact, short-necked arboreal birds with long, graduated tail, short wings, short, broad, hooked bill, and very short legs; plumage brightly coloured.
  • Almost pantropical (absent from Australasian Region).
  • Forest.
  • 23-40 cm.
  • 8 genera, 43 species, 109 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Trogons (Trogonidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52270 on 9 December 2019).