Ecuadorian Trogon Trogon mesurus

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

Sounds and Vocal Behavior


The song of Ecuadorian Trogon is described as "a slow, short series of cow notes that often starts slowly and builds in strength, e.g., cuh-cuh-cuh-cuh-cow-cow-ców-ców-ców" (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b). The song is similar to that of Black-tailed Trogon (Trogon melanurus) of Amazonia, but "perhaps [is] slightly faster paced" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

For a representative audio recording with sonogram, see audio

Calls of Ecuadorian Trogon include "a rapid series of churring notes: crra crra crra crra" (Lane, in Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Additional audio recordings of vocalizations of Ecuadorian Trogon can be heard at Macaulay Library and at xeno-canto.

Nonvocal Sounds

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.