Family Trogons (Trogonidae)

Near Threatened

Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba)


Taxonomy

French: Trogon à nuque rouge German: Rotnackentrogon Spanish: Trogón kasumba
Taxonomy:

Trogon Kasumba

Raffles

, 1822,

Sumatra

.

Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • H. k. kasumba (Raffles, 1822) – extreme S peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra.
  • H. k. impavidus (Chasen & Kloss, 1931) – Borneo.
  • Descriptive notes

    32–34 cm; 72 g. Male nominate race with black head and upper breast, blue bill and orbital ring, red nuchal band meeting broad cobalt-blue facial skin, white breastline... read more

    Voice

    Subdued but rather harsh, evenly pitched “kau, kau, kau, kau” of 3–6 notes, lower... read more

    Habitat

    Middle to upper storeys of chiefly primary but also logged evergreen forest, in lowlands and... read more

    Food and feeding

    Poorly known. One stomach held spiders, others stick-insects. Often associates with mixed-species flocks.

    Breeding

    Nest in Peninsular Malaysia in Jul; females in breeding condition in Feb and May; recently fledged bird in Jun in Borneo. One nest in... read more

    Movements

    Apparently sedentary.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Rare and now threatened by habitat loss in peninsular Thailand, where known for certain from only a single area... read more

    Recommended citation

    Collar, N. (2019). Red-naped Trogon (Harpactes kasumba). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55688 on 21 July 2019).