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Amazonian Trogon Trogon ramonianus


Recently elevated to a species based on genetic and vocalization data, the Amazonian Trogon, along with Guianan Trogon and Gartered Trogon were lumped together as "Violaceous" Trogon.  Having a range of southern Venezuela and Amazonia, it is very similar in appearance to the other "Violaceous" Trogons.  The male has a black head and neck, bright green back, scapulars, rump and upper tail, a barred under tail and a yellow-orange breast and belly separated from the black throat by a white "necklace".  A generalist in both food and habitat,  the Amazonian Trogon feeds on fruits and berries along with a wide variety of insects and spiders and is found in a wide variety of forest types, including forest edge, plantations and clearings with scattered trees.

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Recommended Citation

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