French: Trogon à queue noire German: Schwarzschwanztrogon Spanish: Trogón colinegro común
Demerara (= Georgetown), Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. macroura
Gould, 1838 – Large-tailed Trogon – C Panama (E of Canal Zone) to N Colombia and extreme NW Venezuela (W Zulia).
T. m. melanurus
Swainson, 1838 – Black-tailed Trogon – E of Andes from Colombia E through Venezuela to the Guianas and NE Brazil (S to Maranhão).
T. m. eumorphus
J. T. Zimmer, 1948 – Amazon Basin from E Ecuador and Peru E to NC Brazil (to E of Manaus), S to N Bolivia (to Cochabamba and Santa Cruz).
28–30 cm; 52–122 g. Male nominate race with yellow bill, orange-red orbital ring; face and throat blackish; crown, nape, upperparts and breast green; white... read more
Calls very like those of T. massena, but notes louder, more resonant, perhaps given faster... read more
Humid lowland and foothill forest, forest edge and second-growth woodland on both slopes in Panama... read more
Food and feeding
Berries, palm and other fruits, Cecropia flower tassels, also insects including Orthoptera (locustids), Coleoptera (cerambycids,... read more
Mar in Panama; in NW Colombia, birds in breeding condition in Jan–May, nest excavation in Mar; Jul–Oct in French Guiana, Sept... read more
Largely resident; however, in Bolivia, birds move from dry forest in wet season to lowland... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon and rather local in Canal area, Panama, but more numerous in E lowlands. In Colombia, common in lower Atrato Valley and E of Andes, and... read more
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