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Baird's Trogon Trogon bairdii

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The Baird's Trogon is a loud, colorful trogon of Costa Rica and Panama. Within its small range, this species can be found in the canopy of humid rainforests, occasionally venturing into forest edge to visit fruiting trees. Its distinctive tail pattern makes this species unlikely to be confused with other trogons within its range. Mainly a fruit eater, the Baird's Trogon has also been observed consuming insects and even small lizards. Its population status is unknown and more work needs to be done examining this species’ population biology. Due to its small range, the Baird Trogon has been listed as near threatened on IUCN's Watchlist. The greatest threats to the Baird's Trogon are deforestation and habitat fragmentation.

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© David L. Ross, Jr.

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Baird's Trogon (Trogon bairdii), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: