French: Trogon aurore German: Schwarzkehltrogon Spanish: Trogón amarillo
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
T. r. tenellus
Cabanis, 1862 – E Honduras, Nicaragua, both slopes of Costa Rica (except NW) and Panama, and extreme NW Colombia.
T. r. cupreicauda
(Chapman, 1914) – W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
T. r. rufus
J. F. Gmelin, 1788 – E Venezuela and the Guianas to N Brazil (R Negro region and Amapá).
T. r. sulphureus
Spix, 1824 – SE Colombia, E Ecuador, NE Peru, W Brazil (E to R Negro and R Madeira) and N Bolivia.
T. r. amazonicus
Todd, 1943 – NC Brazil (lower Amazon Valley).
T. r. chrysochloros
Pelzeln, 1856 – Paraguay, NE Argentina and E & SE Brazil (Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul, and including Mato Grosso); presumably this race in NE Brazil (Alagoas).
23–25 cm; 48–57 g. Male nominate race with bill greenish-yellow, orbital ring pale blue; face and throat black; crown, breast and upperparts metallic olive-green... read more
Song a slowly delivered series of 2–5 clear, mellow, deliberate “cow” whistles,... read more
Inhabits understorey and mid-levels of humid lowland primary forest and adjacent tall second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Possibly less frugivorous than most other Neotropical trogons; absence of regurgitated seeds in nest-bottoms suggests incubating birds much... read more
Feb–Jun in Costa Rica, Feb–Jul in Panama; birds in breeding condition in Feb–May in Colombia; Mar in Venezuela, Oct in... read more
Generally resident. A record in Costa Rica from near Golfo de Nicoya was undoubtedly of a stray... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to fairly common in limited range in Honduras; in Costa Rica, common on Caribbean slope (except in drier lowland areas) and S Pacific slope... read more
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