Black-throated Trogon Trogon rufus


Brazilian name: surucuá-de-barriga-amarela

Male Black-throated Trogon, Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil
October 2008

The Black-throated Trogon is distributed from Honduras south through Central America and into western Colombia and Ecuador, the Amazon and Orinoco Basins and with disjunct populations in eastern and south-eastern Brazil, Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.

It is found in the middle levels of rainforest and its borders where it feeds on insects as well as fruits.

The male, shown here, has a pale blue eye-ring and a greenish-yellow bill. Its face and throat is black while the remaining upperparts are metallic blue-green. The breast and belly are bright yellow. The uppertail is olive tipped black while the undertail varies by subspecies but is generally evenly barred black and white with white tips.
Male Black-throated Trogon, Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image The female has a brown head, breast and upperparts and is yellow below with a white band between upper and lower breast.

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is a page in Portuguese on Wikiaves.

Male Black-throated Trogon, Boa Nova, Bahia, Brazil, October 2008 - click for larger image

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