Lattice-tailed Trogon Trogon clathratus

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The Lattice-tailed Trogon occurs from western Panama to northern Costa Rica and inhabits the lower slopes and foothills of the Caribbean slope, with some movement into the lowlands after breeding and later in the wet season.  It's generally confined to heavily wooded tropical evergreen forest though it occasionally visits forest edge and more open forest.  Though relatively rare in Panama, it is fairly common in Costa Rica.   Identified by its yellow bill, iridescent green head, chest, back and upper tail-coverts, red breast and belly, black and white vermiculated wing-coverts and secondaries as well as it's under tail which is black, finely barred with white giving it a "lattice" appearance.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Lattice-tailed Trogon (Trogon clathratus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: