French: Trogon surucua German: Südlicher Surucuátrogon Spanish: Trogón surucuá meridional
Other common names:
Surucua Trogon (when lumped with T. aurantius)
E Paraguay and NE Argentina E to SE Brazil (extreme SE Tocantins to S Mato Grosso, W Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul); probably also S into Uruguay.
26–28 cm; 56·3–78 g. Male has bill greenish-grey, orbital ring orange; forecrown, cheeks and throat blackish, rest of crown, neck and breast royal... read more
Song an ascending sequence of moderately high-pitched, 14–20 full “diu” or... read more
Middle stratum of primary and tall secondary forest and semi-deciduous woodland, often with some... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of Lepidoptera larvae, Diptera (Brachycera), grasshoppers, spiders, cicadas, moths, stick insects, tettigoniids, flying... read more
Recorded Sept–Dec in SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Sept in Paraguay; excavation of sites from Aug in Argentina. Nest situated in... read more
Apparently sedentary for the most part, but southernmost populations move N for austral winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). In Brazil, present in Serra do Mar State Park, São Paulo, Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais, Iguaçu... read more
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