French: Trogon de Masséna German: Schieferschwanztrogon Spanish: Trogón grande
Other common names:
Chapman's Trogon (australis)
Subspecies and Distribution
T. m. massena
Gould, 1838 – Caribbean slope of SE Mexico (E from Veracruz), Belize, N Guatemala and N Honduras, and both slopes in S Nicaragua.
T. m. hoffmanni
(Cabanis & Heine, 1863) – Costa Rica (not dry NW) to Panama and extreme NW Colombia.
T. m. australis
(Chapman, 1915) – W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
33–35 cm; 141 g. Male nominate race with stout orange-red bill, orange-red orbital ring; face and throat blackish; crown, nape, upperparts and breast green, belly to... read more
Song a steady nasal barking, “koh koh koh koh koh koh”, lower-pitched and slower than... read more
Canopy and middle levels of dense humid and wet lowland and foothill evergreen forest, forest edge... read more
Food and feeding
Various fruits, including Coussarea, Hamelia, Guatteria, Virola sebifera and V.surinamensis,... read more
Apr–Jun in Mexico, Mar–Jun in Belize, Feb–Jul in Costa Rica and Panama; birds in breeding condition in Feb in Colombia (... read more
Largely resident; some movement occurs, however, with birds reaching Pacific slope through passes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common throughout most of range. In Mexico, fairly common in Oaxaca and Yucatán; fairly common in Guatemala in 1960’s,... read more
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