Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui)

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

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

Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonian Brazil

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

Identification & Behavior: ~25.5 cm (10 in). Males and Females Blue-crowned Trogon have red bellies and white-barred underside of the tail. Adult males are iridescent blue in the head and breast, iridescent green in the back, have red orbital skin, and pale dusky/yellowish bill.  Females are gray, and have a noticeable white eye ring. The Blue-crowned Trogon is distinguished from the similar Collared Trogon by having blue head and breast, and the red orbital skin. Also, see Black-tailed trogon.

Status: The Blue-crowned Trogon is fairly common in a variety of Amazonian forests reaching elevations of up to 1500 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.

Name in Spanish: Trogón de Corona Azul.

Sub-species: Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui peruvianus) Swainson, 1838.

Meaning of Name: Trogon: Gr. Trogo= gobble, nibble, chew. curucui: Tupi Brazilian, surucuí= native name for this trogon.

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Distribution Map
Blue-crowned TrogonVoice


    • 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.