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[Photo] Elegant Trogon, Trogon elegans. Photo by Jim Rorabaugh/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Source: (License: public domain)

The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. Alternatively, they might constitute a member of the basal radiation of the order Coraciiformes (Johansson & Ericson, 2003). The word "trogon" is Greek for "nibbling" and refers to the fact that these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests.

Trogons are residents of tropical forests worldwide, with the greatest diversity in Central and in South America. The genus Apaloderma contains the few African species, and Harpactes the Asian. The rest are neotropical.

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 or termite nests, laying white or pastel coloured eggs.

Trogons in the genera Pharomachrus and Euptilotis are called "quetzals".

Species list
Order Trogoniformes
Family Trogonidae
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 Quetzal, 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
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