Amazonian Trogon (Trogon ramonianus)

Order: Trogoniformes | Family: Trogonidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian, Brasil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian, Brasil

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Southeast Peru

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian, Brasil

Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). Males and Females Amazonian Trogon have a yellow belly and white-barred underside of the tail with white tail feather tips. Males are iridescent blue in the head and breast and iridescent green in the back. Both sexes have a grayish bill, but only males have yellowish orbital skin. Females are dusky gray and have a white eyering. Amazonian Trogon is distinguished from Green-backed Trogon by its smaller size and white-barred underside of the tail rather than the large solid white tail feather tips in male Green-backed Trogons. Females Amazonian and Green-backed Trogons have similar coloration, but Green-backed Trogon is larger. Also, see Black-throated Trogon.

Status: The Amazonian Trogon is generally uncommon in a variety of Amazonian forest types reaching elevations of up to 800 m along the foothill of the Andes.  It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trogón Amazónico.

Sub-species: Amazonian Trogon (Trogon ramonianus) Deville & Des Murs, 1849.
T. r. ramonianus: Amazonian areas Peru.
T. r. crissalis: S bank of lower Amazon River and tributaries. (tentative classification).

Meaning of Name: Trogon: Gr. Trogo= gobble, nibble, chew.  ramonianus: In honor to Ramón Busquet a missionary and naturalist in Peru.  A trogon named after Ramon Busquet.

See more of the Family Trogonidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 11/09/2014.