Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus)

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

gartered-trogon
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Panama

gartered-trogon
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Panama

gartered-trogon
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Panama

gartered-trogon
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Panama


Identification & Behavior: ~23 cm (9 in). Males and females Gartered Trogon have a yellow belly and dark underside of the tail with fine white bars and white tail feather tips. Males have an iridescent blue head and breast, an iridescent green back, and a gray-blue bill. Females are dusky-gray with fine white bars in the underside of the tail. Gartered Trogon is the only yellow-bellied trogon in its range. Also see Amazonian Trogon, which was formerly considered the same species.

Status: The Gartered Trogon is generally rare in the deciduous forest of northwest Peru where it is known to range at elevations below 400 m. It also occurs in Co and Ec.

Name in Spanish: Trogón de Liguero

Sub-species: Gartered Trogon (Trogon caligatus concinnus) Lawrence, 1862.

Meaning of Name: Trogon: Gr. Trogon= gobble, nibble, chew. caligatus: L. caliga= a stout boot or show.  Refer to a smooth unscutelated tarsi of the Gartered Trogon..
See more of the Family Trogonidae  peru aves

Distribution Map
Gartered TrogonVoice


References:

    • 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.