French: Trogon montagnard German: Bronzetrogon Spanish: Trogón mexicano
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. clarus
Griscom, 1932 – NW Mexico (S Chihuahua, E Sinaloa, Durango).
T. m. mexicanus
Swainson, 1827 – W, E & S Mexico, S Guatemala, S Honduras and N El Salvador.
29–31 cm; 69 g. Male nominate race with bill yellow, orbital ring orange-red; face and throat blackish; crown, nape, upperparts, and lower throat to mid-breast green;... read more
Song a series of 3–15 double whistles, “kyow-kyow kyow-kyow kyow-kyow”, sometimes... read more
Inhabits middle to upper storeys of pine-oak and pine-evergreen (“cypress”) and humid... read more
Food and feeding
Food brought to young included green and white larvae, moths, mantises. May associate loosely with mixed-species flocks.
Apr–Jun in Mexico, Mar–May in Guatemala. Nest in tree cavity or rotten stump, generally very low down, sometimes 0·5 m from... read more
Largely resident; occasionally moves into lower pine-oak habitat in colder dry-season months,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to fairly common in Mexico; found in low numbers in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, and in Oaxaca common (sometimes abundant) in humid pine-oak... read more
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