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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Ref: ITIS 178094 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=178094) 2002-10-06

The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes. The order contains only one family, Trogonidae: it is so called because these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests. They are residents of tropical forests, particularly in South America.

They feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons do not migrate.

Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage.

They nest in holes in trees, laying white or pastel coloured eggs.

The genus Apaloderma contains the few African species, and Harpactes the Asian. The rest are neotropical[?].

Species list:

  • 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
  • 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 Trogon, 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

See also quetzal.

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