French: Quetzal oreillard German: Haarbüscheltrogon Spanish: Trogón orejón
W Mexico in Sierra Madre Occidental (E Sonora and W Chihuahua S to Michoacán); marginally in S USA (in Arizona and New Mexico).
33–36 cm; male 103–127 g, female 115–148 g. Male has bill and head rather small and blackish, with barely visible filamentous postocular plumes; upper... read more
Song a crescendo of 8–15 reedy quavering whistles, “whii whii whii whii-ii whii-ii-iir... read more
Upper and middle storeys of primary but also disturbed and logged pine, pine-oak and pine-evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including moths, and fruit, including the berry-like fruits of madroña (Arbutus arizonica). Most food taken in Nov in... read more
Pairing Apr–Jun; breeds Jun–Oct, but records also in Apr, and even an immature with unossified skull from mid-Apr. Nest in tree... read more
Mainly resident; population in S USA may be resident or seasonal. Less sedentary than many other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). A poorly known species. No global population estimate. At start of 1990s there were few known Mexican sites for this species, with La... read more
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