French: Trogon élégant German: Schmucktrogon Spanish: Trogón elegante
Subspecies and Distribution
T. e. elegans
Gould, 1834 – Guatemala (Motagua Valley), extending into El Salvador and SW & C Honduras.
T. e. lubricus
J. L. Peters, 1945 – Nicaragua and NW Costa Rica.
28–30 cm; 72–84 g. Generally resembles other red-bellied trogons in range, but has paler undertail (with or without black barring) and female has oblique white... read more
No differences reported between this species and T. ambiguus to date; in Costa Rica, song... read more
Usually found in canopy of arid or semi-arid open woodland, pine-oak forest, deciduous riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Very few data pertaining to this species (most refer to T. ambiguus, with which this species was formerly treated as conspecific... read more
Very few data compared to T. ambiguus. Season May–Aug in El Salvador, and Apr–Jul in NW Costa Rica, where double-... read more
Apparently mostly resident and sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in much of range; in Guatemala, fairly common in upper Motagua Valley and in drier parts of Pacific lowlands and subtropics;... read more
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