French: Trogon des Philippines German: Philippinentrogon Spanish: Trogón filipino
Subspecies and Distribution
H. a. herberti
Parkes, 1970 – NE Luzon, in N Philippines.
H. a. luzoniensis
Rand & Rabor, 1952 – Luzon (except NE), Marinduque and Catanduanes.
H. a. minor
Manuel, 1958 – Polillo Is, off E Luzon.
H. a. linae
Rand & Rabor, 1959 – Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Bohol, in EC Philippines.
H. a. ardens
(Temminck, 1826) – Dinagat, Mindanao and Basilan, in SE Philippines.
29–30 cm; 82–114 g. Male nominate race has bill yellow with bright green base, head and throat black with violet-blue facial skin, crown suffused maroon; neck and... read more
Descending series of soft notes that rise and accelerate, then gradually descend and slow towards... read more
Lower and middle strata of primary forest of all types (including on ultrabasic rock) except mossy... read more
Food and feeding
Grasshoppers recorded. On Mindanao, a bird in flight seen plucking a 20-cm stick-insect off a branch, then flying off to eat it nearby.
Mar–May; nestlings and juveniles in Apr–Jun. Nest in hole in tree; one located 6 m up in dead tree, another 2 m above ground in... read more
Apparently resident, although some altitudinal movements may occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). May have declined substantially since 19th century, when said by explorers to be abundant from Luzon to Basilan, whereas today it is... read more
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