TROGONS & QUETZALS   -   TROGONIDAE


Resplendant Quetzal - Pharomachrus mocinno
Resplendant Quetzal
Pharomachrus mocinno mocinno
Lagos de Montebello, Chiapas state, Mexico.
Male. For me, this is undoubtedly the most spectacular member of the family, and ranks very high among the world's most beautiful birds. This male has only one tail streamer, but they can have more, like the Costa Rica bird below. The tail streamers are lengthened uppertail coverts, not tail feathers. (S5)


Resplendant Quetzal - Pharomachrus mocinno Resplendant Quetzal - Pharomachrus mocinno
Resplendant Quetzal
Pharomachrus mocinno costaricensis
Savegre Valley, San José province, Costa Rica.
Male. This pair (female is below) was nesting right by the main road going down the Savegre Valley, on 16 March 2005. (D2)
Resplendant Quetzal
Pharomachrus mocinno costaricensis
Savegre Valley, San José province, Costa Rica.
Male. The same individual as in the previous photo, showing most of its tail. (D2)


Resplendant Quetzal - Pharomachrus mocinno
Pavonine Quetzal - Pharomachrus pavoninus
Resplendant Quetzal
Pharomachrus mocinno costaricensis
Savegre Valley, San José province, Costa Rica.
Female. The mate of the male in the previous two photos. (D2)
Pavonine Quetzal
Pharomachrus pavoninus pavoninus
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
Male. It occurs widely throughout the Amazon basin, but never seems to be common. (S6)


Golden-headed Quetzal - Pharomachrus auriceps
Golden-headed Quetzal
Pharomachrus auriceps auriceps
Tandayapa, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Male. A classic Andean cloudforest species, also occurring in eastern Panama. (S8)


White-tipped Quetzal - Pharomachrus fulgidus
White-tipped Quetzal - Pharomachrus fulgidus
White-tipped Quetzal
Pharomachrus fulgidus fulgidus
Slopes of Cerro Humo, Paria peninsula, Sucre state, Venezuela.
Male. Possibly a young bird as it is not showing the very long upper-tail coverts, like the bird in the next photo. (D3)
White-tipped Quetzal
Pharomachrus fulgidus festatus
San Lorenzo ridge, Sierra de Santa Marta, Magdalena department, Colombia.
Note the very long "tail streamers" (upper tail coverts).(D3)


Crested Quetzal - Pharomachrus antisianus
Crested Quetzal
Pharomachrus antisianus
Manu road between Pillahuata and San Pedro, Cusco region, Peru.
Male. (S8)


Citreoline Trogon - Trogon citreolus Black-headed Trogon - Trogon melanocephalus
Citreoline Trogon
Trogon citreolus sumichrasti
Zipolite, Oaxaca state, Mexico.
Male. Endemic to the Pacific coast of Mexico. (S5)
Black-headed Trogon
Trogon melanocephalus melanocephalus
Campamento La Jungla, Catemaco, Veracruz state, Mexico.
Male. (S5)


White-tailed Trogon - Trogon chionurus
White-tailed Trogon
Trogon chionurus
Río Canandé reserve, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Male. (S8)


White-tailed Trogon - Trogon chionurus
White-tailed Trogon
Trogon chionurus
Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Female. (S8)


Green-backed Trogon - Trogon viridis
Green-backed Trogon
Trogon viridis viridis
Yasuní Research Station, Orellana province, Ecuador.
Female. (S6)


Surucua Trogon - Trogon surrucura
Surucua Trogon
Trogon surrucura surrucura
Intervales State Park, São Paulo state, Brazil.
This trogon is common and widespread in the Atlantic Forest region of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. It also occurs in Uruguay. There are two subspecies that differ in the color of the belly and eyering. This is the red-bellied subspecies, found in the southern and western part of its range. (S8)


Surucua Trogon - Trogon surrucura
Surucua Trogon
Trogon surrucura aurantius
Caraça sanctuary, Minas Gerais state, Brazil.
Male. An example of the yellow-bellied race, which occurs in the northern and eastern parts of its range. (D3)


Blue-crowned Trogon - Trogon curucui
Blue-crowned Trogon
Trogon curucui bolivianus
Amazonia Lodge, Madre de Dios department, Peru.
Female. (D1)


Gartered Trogon - Trogon caligatus
Gartered Trogon - Trogon caligatus
Gartered Trogon
Trogon caligatus braccatus
Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz state, Mexico.
Male. Recently split from Violaceous Trogon T. violacea. (S5)
Gartered Trogon
Trogon caligatus caligatus
El Paujil reserve, Santander department, Colombia.
Male. (D3)


Orange-bellied Trogon - Trogon aurantiiventris
Orange-bellied Trogon
Trogon aurantiiventris aurantiiventris(?)
Cerro Gaital, Cocle province, Panama.
Male. Endemic to montane cloudforests of Panama and Costa Rica. (S2f)


Collared Trogon - Trogon collaris
Collared Trogon
Trogon collaris virginalis
Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha prov, Ecuador.
Male. (D3)
Collared Trogon
Trogon collaris puella
North of Mapastepec, Chiapas state, Mexico.
Male. The tail feathers lack the broad white tips. (D3)


Masked Trogon - Trogon personatus
Masked Trogon
Trogon personatus assimilis
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Male. (S6)


Masked Trogon - Trogon personatus
Masked Trogon
Trogon personatus assimilis
Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Pichincha province, Ecuador.
Female. (S8)


Masked Trogon - Trogon personatus
Masked Trogon
Trogon personatus ptaritepui
La Escalera (Sierra de Lema), Bolívar state, Venezuela.
Male. This subspecies (endemic to the tepuis of E Venezuela and adjacent Guyana & Brazil) should have a golden tinge to the back, which I think I can see in this photo. (D3)


Black-throated Trogon - Trogon rufus Black-throated Trogon - Trogon rufus
Black-throated Trogon
Trogon rufus chrysochloros
Serra da Graciosa, Paraná state, Brazil.
Male. Note the more finely barred tail than the race shown in the photo below, as well the color of the eyering. (D4)
Black-throated Trogon
Trogon rufus chrysochloros
Intervales State Park, São Paulo state, Brazil.
Female. (S6)


Black-throated Trogon - Trogon rufus
Black-throated Trogon
Trogon rufus cupreicauda
Río Canandé reserve, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Male. (S8)


Slaty-tailed Trogon - Trogon massena
Slaty-tailed Trogon
Trogon massena hoffmanni
La Selva OTS, Heredia province, Costa Rica.
Male. (S6)


Blue-tailed Trogon - Trogon comptus Blue-tailed Trogon - Trogon comptus
Blue-tailed (Chocó) Trogon
Trogon comptus
La Unión, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Male. Also often called Chocó Trogon, which is a more appropriate name considering it is a Chocó endemic, and less confusing as well. The English name "Blue-tailed Trogon" is also sometimes used for Asian trogons of the genus Apalharpactes from Sumatra and Java. (S7)
Blue-tailed (Chocó) Trogon
Trogon comptus
La Unión, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador.
Female. (S7)


Ecuadorian Trogon - Trogon mesurus
Ecuadorian Trogon
Trogon mesurus
Cerro Blanco, Guayas province, Ecuador.
Male. Ranges in dry and semi-humid forest in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. (S8)
















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