French: Trogon de Cuba German: Kubatrogon Spanish: Trogón tocororo
Subspecies and Distribution
P. t. temnurus
(Temminck, 1825) –
Cuba, including some large cays N of Camagüey Province (Palma, Caguanes, Guajaba and Sabinal)#R.
P. t. vescus
Bangs & Zappey, 1905 – I of Pines.
23–27 cm; 47–75 g. Male nominate race with bill reddish pink, darker on culmen, face blackish with reddish iris, crown and nape dull violet-blue; malar region,... read more
Varied: song a pleasant “toco-toco-tocoro-tocoro...”, repeated at intervals and for... read more
Occurs in wet and dry forest, shrubbery and copses near streams and rivers, within these habitats... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on flowers, but also takes buds, fruits (including oranges) and insects. Hovers while feeding, like a tyrant-flycatcher (... read more
Primarily Apr–Jul. Nest commonly in abandoned hole of woodpecker or in natural cavity, up to at least 4·5 m above ground. Eggs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Cuba EBA, a region of extremely high conservation priority. Considered common and... read more
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