French: Trogon citrin German: Graukopftrogon Spanish: Trogón citrino
no locality = Mexico.
Sometimes considered conspecific with T. melanocephalus (which see). Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. c. citreolus
Gould, 1835 – Pacific slope of Mexico from Sinaloa to Oaxaca.
T. c. sumichrasti
Brodkorb, 1942 – Pacific coastal plain of Mexico in Oaxaca and Chiapas.
27 cm. Male nominate race with bill pale blue-grey, eye yellow; head and breast dull greyish-black, creamy white breastband, yellow rest of underside; wings greyish-... read more
Like that of T. melanocephalus; rapid series of short notes resembling an antbird (... read more
Arid to semi-arid open woodland, low coastal jungle and thorny brushland, thorn-forest, scrub,... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly fruit in Feb–Jun, insects in Jul–Oct, and fruit and insects in equal quantity in Nov–Jan; insects include flying... read more
May–Aug. Nest in arboreal termitarium, chiefly of Nasutitermes, in relatively sheltered patch of vegetation. Eggs 2–4... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Species generally reckoned to be common to fairly common in appropriate habitat throughout most of range, and very common in Oaxaca.
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