Ecuadorian Trogon Trogon mesurus

  • Order: Trogoniformes
  • Family: Trogonidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Harold F. Greeney



Very little information. Presumably the foraging behavior of Ecuadorian Trogon is similar to that of other species of trogon: it perches quietly for long periods in the midstory or canopy, and most food is taken in aerial sallies to pluck fruit or to capture arthropods from surrounding vegetation.


Usually solitary or in pairs. Some species of trogons occasionally congregate in small groups; this behavior probably occurs in Ecuadorian Trogon, but has not been described.

Sexual Behavior

Undescribed. Ecuadorian Trogon probably is at least socially monogamous.

Social and interspecific behavior

Nothing documented.


No data.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and H. F. Greeney (2012). Ecuadorian Trogon (Trogon mesurus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.