French: Trogon de Malabar German: Malabartrogon Spanish: Trogón malabar
Subspecies and Distribution
H. f. legerli
Koelz, 1939 – NW peninsular India (N end of Western Ghats in SE Gujarat and SW Madhya Pradesh).
H. f. malabaricus
(Gould, 1834) – W & E peninsular India in Western and Eastern Ghats.
H. f. fasciatus
(Pennant, 1769) – Sri Lanka.
29–30 cm; 62–64 g. Similar to allopatric H. kasumba, but lacks red nape of latter species and has broader white breastline, while female has more visible... read more
A throaty, musical “cue-cue-cue-...”, like an oriole (Oriolus), with slight... read more
Middle storey of dense primary and secondary broadleaf evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist... read more
Food and feeding
Caterpillars, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, cicadas, bugs, stick-insects and other insects; also leaves and berries. Crepuscular, hunting... read more
Feb–Jun in peninsular India, or Mar–May in Sri Lanka. Nest an unlined natural hollow (but sometimes partially excavated by the... read more
Chiefly resident, although in W India considered a local cold-season immigrant (Nov–Mar)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally frequent in India, though generally uncommon and has probably declined in Gujarat, where known from Purna Wildlife Sanctuary and Vansda... read more
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