Elegant Trogon Trogon elegans

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


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Adult male Elegant Trogon; Arizona, June

Madera Canyon, AZ; June.; photographer Brian L. Sullivan

Age-related plumage characteristics of male Elegant Trogons

Museum specimens: From left to right: 3rd-year adult; > 3rd-year adult; 2nd-3rd year adult; 1st year (AHY) male.

Radio-tagged adult male Elegant Trogon.

from Huachuca Mountains, AZ; June 1994.

Fledgling Elegant Trogon in tree, Huachuca Mountains, Arizona, summer 1994.
Adult male Elegant Trogon bringing food to nestlings.

Huachuca Mountains, Arizona; July 1994.

Adult male Elegant Trogon; Arizona, July

Ramsey Canyon, AZ. ; photographer Brian E. Small

Adult female Elegant Trogon, Arizona

; photographer Kevin T. Karlson

Elegant Trogon habitat, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ; June.

South Fork, Cave Creek, Chiricahua Mountains, AZ; June. Typical Arizona Sycamore (Platinus wrightii) "chimney" nest site along canyon bottom. Willow (Salixsp.), various oaks (Quercussp.), Arizona walnut (Juglans major) makup some of the other major trees in the very diverse site. Note adult female and nestling.; photographer Rick and Nora Bowers

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.