Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus

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

Diet and Foraging


Little information. Consumes both fruit and insects. Compared to other species of trogons,  insects make up a larger portion of the diet (Skutch 1959). Almost 60% of stomachs (n=27) examined by Remsen et al. (1993) contained only arthropods, and an additional 15% contained both arthropods and fruit; only 22% contained only fruit. Insects specifically noted in the diet include Orthoptera (Locustidae) and Coleoptera (Cerambycidae) (Haverschmidt 1968).

Foraging Behavior

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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.