19 December, 2010

Slaty-tailed Trogon

Scientific Name: Trogon massena

Population Estimate: 20K to 50K

Range / Habitat: Tropical and subtropical lowland moist forest from southeastern Mexico through to northern South America.

Field Notes: Males (top two photos) with green head, neck and back. Wings and tail slaty grey. Belly, eye ring and bill orange. Females and juveniles (bottom photo) have grey instead of green head, neck and back. Lack orange eye ring and top half of bill is dark. Elegant Trogon, Mountain Trogon, and Collared Trogon all have a white breast band.

Personal Notes: A common morning visitor at Chaa Creek Resort

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