French: Trogon masqué German: Maskentrogon Spanish: Trogón enmascarado
Choachí (1996 m), Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
T. p. temperatus
(Chapman, 1923) – Highland Trogon – humid temperate zone of C & E Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.
T. p. sanctaemartae
J. T. Zimmer, 1948 – N Colombia (Santa Marta massif).
T. p. personatus
Gould, 1842 – Masked Trogon – subtropical montane zones of N Colombia and W Venezuela, and C & E Andes of Colombia S to E Peru.
T. p. assimilis
Gould, 1846 – W Andes of Colombia, W Ecuador and NW Peru.
T. p. duidae
Chapman, 1929 – SC Venezuela (tepuis of Amazonas and NW Bolívar).
T. p. ptaritepui
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1946 – SE Bolívar on Ptaritepui and other tepuis.
T. p. roraimae
(Chapman, 1929) – SE Bolívar on various cerros, and Roraima part of SW Guyana and extreme N Brazil.
T. p. heliothrix
Tschudi, 1844 – temperate zone of N & C Peru (E slope).
T. p. submontanus
Todd, 1943 – Andes of SE Peru (Puno) and Bolivia (including Chuquisaca).
25 cm; 64 g. Male nominate race with bill yellow, orbital ring orange-red; face and throat blackish; crown to upperparts and lower throat to mid-breast blue-green; red below... read more
Song a soft steady series of 4–8 “kwa” notes, pitch somewhat higher than T.... read more
Subcanopy and sapling undergrowth of humid and wet forest, mossy forest and cloudforest, forest... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of various Clusiaceae and Piperaceae, and insects, all taken in flight. Recorded following mixed-species flocks in Ecuador.
Birds in breeding condition in Apr–Aug in Colombia. Nest in hole carved into half-rotten wood, in one case 3 m from ground. Eggs 2.... read more
None reported, but some vertical displacements seem likely to occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. In Colombia recorded in Cueva de los Guácharos, Munchique, Los Nevados and Las Orquídeas National Parks, and common in... read more
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