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.
- 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. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 11/09/2014.