Male Gartered TrogonTrogons – bird genera Pharomachrus and Euptilotis

The trogons are resident (non-migratory) in tropical forests worldwide, with the greatest diversity found in Central and South America. Trogons in the genera Pharomachrus and Euptilotis are referred to as “quetzals

Most members have colorful plumages with distinctive male and female plumages. They have broad bills and weak legs.

Their diet consists of insects and fruit.

They nest in tree cavities or termite mounds. Their eggs are white or pastel-colored.


Species list

  • Order Trogoniformes
    • Family Trogonidae
      • Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina
      • Bare-cheeked Trogon, Apaloderma aequatoriale
      • Bar-tailed Trogon, Apaloderma vittatum
      • Cuban Trogon, Priotelus temnurus
      • Hispaniolan Trogon, Priotelus roseigaster
      • Black-headed Trogon, Trogon melanocephalus
      • Citreoline Trogon, Trogon citreolus
      • White-tailed Trogon, Trogon viridis
      • Baird’s Trogon, Trogon bairdii
      • Gartered Trogon, Trogon caligatus
      • Violaceous Trogon, Trogon violaceus
      • Mountain Trogon, Trogon mexicanus
      • White-eyed Trogon, Trogon comptus
      • Collared Trogon, Trogon collaris
      • Elegant Trogon, Trogon elegans
      • Orange-bellied Trogon, Trogon aurantiiventris
      • Masked Trogon, Trogon personatus
      • Black-throated Trogon, Trogon rufus
      • Surucua Trogon, Trogon surrucura
      • Blue-crowned Trogon, Trogon curucui
      • Black-tailed Trogon, Trogon melanurus
      • Slaty-tailed Trogon, Trogon massena
      • Lattice-tailed Trogon, Trogon clathratus
      • Eared Quetzal, Euptilotis neoxenus
      • Resplendent Quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno
      • Crested Quetzal, Pharomachrus antisianus
      • White-tipped Quetzal, Pharomachrus fulgidus
      • Golden-headed Quetzal, Pharomachrus auriceps
      • Pavonine Quetzal, Pharomachrus pavoninus
      • Blue-tailed Trogon, Harpactes reinwardtii
      • Malabar Trogon, Harpactes fasciatus
      • Red-naped Trogon, Harpactes kasumba
      • Diard’s Trogon, Harpactes diardii
      • Philippine Trogon, Harpactes ardens
      • Whitehead’s Trogon, Harpactes whiteheadi
      • Cinnamon-rumped Trogon, Harpactes orrhophaeus
      • Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Harpactes duvaucelii
      • Red-headed Trogon, Harpactes erythrocephalus
      • Orange-breasted Trogon, Harpactes oreskios
      • Ward’s Trogon, Harpactes wardi


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