Formerly known as the orange-bellied morph of the Collared Trogon, the Orange-Bellied Trogon is still considered conspecific with the Collared Trogon by many ornithologists. It has been reported interbreeding with other races of Collared Trogon, further substantiating the claim that they may not be separate species. The Orange-bellied Trogon is found only in small portions of Panama and Costa Rica, where it can be found in humid, tropical forests and forest edges, searching for fruits and insects. Its population status is unknown and more work needs to be done to establish a population trend for this species. The Orange-bellied Trogon has not yet been placed on any threatened species lists, despite a restricted range and threats of deforestation.