Family Trogons (Trogonidae)

Least Concern

Hispaniolan Trogon (Temnotrogon roseigaster)


French: Trogon damoiseau German: Rosentrogon Spanish: Trogón de La Española

Trogon roseigaster


, 1817,

Santo Domingo




Mountains of Hispaniola.

Descriptive notes

27–30 cm; 74·2 g. Male with bill yellow, mask blackish with orange eye, crown and upperparts green, with distinct white bars on wingpanel and regular white... read more


Song “kuh kwao”, “kuh kwao kwao”, “toca-loro” or “cock-... read more


Mountain forest, including mature pine and deciduous broadleaf forest, generally above 300 m and up... read more

Food and feeding

Diet consists mainly of fruit (those of the “parrot tree” being preferred) and insects; also small anole lizards, and invertebrates.... read more


Season Mar–Jul. Nest in stub or tree cavity, often abandoned nest of Hispaniolan Woodpecker (Melanerpes striatus), but also... read more


Descends to lower elevations in non-breeding season.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Formerly common in higher mountains, particularly in rainforest; only very local... read more

Recommended citation

Collar, N. (2019). Hispaniolan Trogon (Temnotrogon roseigaster). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 18 July 2019).