Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans

  • Order: Trogoniformes
  • Family: Trogonidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Nathan R. Williams

Diet and Foraging


Elegant trogons are omnivorous. They eat primarily arthropods during the breeding season, but also consume fruit including cherries and figs (Cottam and Knappen 1939, Oberholser 1974, Taylor 1978c).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Williams, N. R. (2011). Elegant Trogon (Trogon elegans), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.