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Black-headed Trogon (espanol: Trogón)

Trogon melanocephalus

Description:

2 birds of similar features spotted. Blue and Black back-side, yellow-gold breasted (and underside), short grey(ish) beak, and white/grey circle around black eyes.

Habitat:

Dry tropical forest, Southwest Nicaragua; pacific lowlands; Spotted during last month of dry season;

Notes:

Spotted at late morning, then again at mid-afternoon; birds perched within and beside their burrow nest that appears to be an excavated termite hive on a sparsely-leafed Madero negro tree;

2 Species ID Suggestions

Black-headed Trogon
Trogon melanocephalus Paso Pacifico - Our Team


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6 Comments

Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

Thanks PasoPacifico Team. Seems like a perfect match.

pasopacifico
pasopacifico 7 years ago

Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)
Beautiful bird, I believe that they are a good omen. After I run into them, good things happen. They are often silent and observant. They are the daytime observers (at night they leave it to owls). In Nicaragua, local people call them viudas (widows). Same family as the Quetzal.

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Encantadora ave y su color muy bello genial series

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

Hi, Indio. My suggestion is simply that; it's a starting point for your own research. Good luck.

Indio Jones
Indio Jones 7 years ago

a white-taile trogon? thanks.

auntnance123
auntnance123 7 years ago

I think this may be a white-tailed trogon.

Indio Jones
Spotted by
Indio Jones

Nicaragua

Lat: 11.11, Long: -85.74

Spotted on Apr 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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