French: Trogon narina German: Narinatrogon Spanish: Trogón de Narina
Knysna District, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. constantia
Sharpe & Ussher, 1872 – SE Senegal, SW Mali, Guinea and Sierra Leone E to Nigeria.
A. n. arcanum
Clancey, 1959 – L Chad E to Eritrea, Ethiopia and N Somalia, and S to N fringes of equatorial forest E to N Kenya.
A. n. brachyurum
Chapin, 1923 – S Cameroon E through N Congo Basin to Rift Valley.
A. n. littorale
van Someren, 1931 – SW Somalia, E Kenya, E Tanzania, N Mozambique, S Malawi and Zimbabwe (Mt Selinda).
A. n. rufiventre
A. J. C. Dubois, 1897 – S of R Congo mouth E to S Uganda, W Tanzania and N Malawi, and S to N Namibia, N Botswana, Zambia, and highlands of E Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique.
A. n. narina
(Stephens, 1815) – S Western Cape (South Africa) E to S Mozambique; winters N to E Zimbabwe, Malawi and N & C Mozambique (N of R Save).
30–32 cm; 51–95 g. Male of nominate race has bill yellow with pale blue flashes at base and under eye; otherwise head to middle breast and upperparts brilliant... read more
Mainly vocalizes only during breeding season. Territorial call of male a series of (4–14)... read more
Generally in mid-stratum of rainforest, gallery forest and savanna woodland. In W Africa in primary... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, particularly smooth-skinned caterpillars (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae, Sphingidae, Charaxidae), rarely hairy ones; large... read more
Feeding young in Apr in Ivory Coast; possibly throughout year in Gabon (young seen in Aug, Nov and Mar) and Zaire (breeding females taken... read more
Generally sedentary in W Africa, pair remaining virtually all the time within small territory;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Study in Kibale National Park, Uganda found species at similar densities in unlogged, lightly logged and heavily logged forest patches, while density... read more
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