Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Trogon, Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan, April 2008 - click for larger image Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan
April 2008

The Red-headed Trogon is distributed from Nepal in the Himalayas to eastern China and south to Malaysia and Sumatra.

It is only found in forest habitat normally just below the canopy and is more common at lower altitudes. It feeds on insects and leaves, mainly of bamboo.
The male, shown here, has a red head and underparts. brownish upperparts and black wing-coverts with white vermiculations. The female has a brown head and breast.

There are recordings on xeno-canto and additional information on Avibase.
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