Male Violaceous Trogon

Male Violaceous Trogon
Species: Violaceous Trogon   Trogon violaceus
Subspecies: concinnus
Author: Roger Ahlman
Monday, March 18, 2013
Added to IBC: 6 May 2017 - 15:47
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Altitude (m): 
39 meters


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Roger Ahlman, IBC1374069. Accessible at

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Roger Ahlman, IBC1374069. Photo of Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus at Ayampe, Ecuador. Accessible at

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