Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus

  • Order: Trogoniformes
  • Family: Trogonidae
  • Polytypic: 6 subspecies
  • Authors: Cassie Stelow



Black-throated Trogons, like other trogons, seem lethargic, perching for long periods, with erect posture, before sallying or hovering for food. After capturing an insect, may return to the original perch, or may continue to a new perch, and then consumes the prey (Skutch 1959).

Social and interspecific behavior

Solitary or in pairs.

Recommended Citation

Stelow, C. (2011). Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.