Black-throated Trogon is a widespread species of lowland forests, which occupies three disjunct regions: in Middle America and in northwestern South America, west of the Andes; in Amazonia; and in the Atlantic forests of eastern South American. Males are green on the head, chest, and back, with grayish wings and a yellow belly; the underside of the tail is barred black and white. Females are golden brown where males are green, and had a rufous upper surface to the tail. Vocalizations include rough coughing barks and series of deep whistles. Black-throated Trogons primarily feed on insects but will also consume fruit.