Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus



Geographic Variation

clarus, described as Trogon mexicanus clarus Griscom 1932; type localit Chihuahua, Pinos Altos

"Males are inseparable, but females ... have a distinctly paler or grayer, less warm, bistre brown on the throat and chest, with the chin and auricular region paler, less sooty" (Griscom 1932: 57).

lutescens, described as Trogon mexicanus lutescens Griscom 1932; type locality Cerro Cantoral, District of Achaga, Honduras

"Resembling typical [nominate] mexicanus Swainson, but much smaller and under parts more scarlet, not geranium-red; adult male much more golden green above in direct light, the occiput and tail with never more than the faintest tinge of bluish; in reflected light golden bronzy, the tail bronzy green; adult female much smaller, the throat and breast very slightly grayer brown" (Griscom 1932: 56).

Recommended Citation

Mountain Trogon (Trogon mexicanus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: