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Black-headed Trogon (male)

Trogon melanocephalus


Photo take in my backyard cloudy day no sun i find them by the intense noises they made, is my first Trogons, It easily is distinguished by its solid black upperparts, black tail with broad white tips to the outer rectrices, and dark eye with a pale blue eye ring. Males are glossy above, though the sheen is frequently difficult to see on birds foraging in the upper canopy.


Open habitats, including plantations, secondary forest, gallery forest, and seasonally deciduous forests.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Luis :)

LuisStevens 8 years ago

Beautiful series!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Jared and Karen :)

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

Wow Gerardo, this is a hot spotting man!!

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Beautiful birds. You are so fortunate to live where they are!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Stefania :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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