Ecuadorian Trogon Trogon mesurus

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


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Ecuadorian Trogon
eBird range map for Ecuadorian Trogon

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Ecuadorian Trogon is resident in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. The distribution extends north to western Esmeraldas (in the vicinity of the city of Esmeraldas) south through El Oro and western Loja (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a). The distribution in Peru extends south to Lambayeque (Bond 1955). At the northern end of its known range, Ecuadorian Trogon occurs very close to the Colombian border, and it seems likely that its range will prove to cross this geopolitical border (McMullan et al. 2010).

Ecuadorian Trogon occurs in the lowlands. The elevational range in Ecuador extends up to ca 2000 m (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), and in Peru it occurs at 400-1250 m (Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Ecuadorian Trogon occurs both in humid evergreen forest and in semideciduous forest and forest edges (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

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.