- Order: Trogoniformes
- Family: Trogonidae
southwestern Ecuador; 4 August 2011 © Francesco Veronesi
Ecuadorian Trogon, formally considered a subspecies of Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus), inhabits humid forest, second growth forest and forest edge from sea level up to 1000 m in elevation. Its range is almost entirely within western Ecuador with a small portion of the range in extreme northwestern Peru. The upperparts of the male are bright iridescent green, with a bluish green rump, upper tailcoverts and central rectrices. The throat and face are black, grading into a bright upper breast that is separated from the bright red lower breast and belly by a white band. The undertail is entirely black. Ecuadorian Trogon also has a white eye and a yellow bill. Ecuadorian Trogon feeds on a mixture of fruit and arthropods, but its natural history is very poorly known.
Schulenberg, Thomas S. 2012. Ecuadorian Trogon (Trogon mesurus), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=759416
This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.
- Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
- Primary Habitat:Tropical lowland evergreen forest
- Foraging Strata:Midstory/Canopy
- Foraging Behavior:Sally
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- Clutch: -
- IUCN Status:Least Concern