Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris) - Wiki
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[Photo] Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris), Costa Rica. Source: Flickr (www.flickr.com/photos/12106063@N03/1254749441/). Date: Taken on August 12, 2007. Author: samiams46 (www.flickr.com/photos/12106063@N03/).
The Collared Trogon, Trogon collaris, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. The nominate race breeds in Mexico, Central America and South America south to Peru and the Amazon basin, and T. c. exoptatus occurs in eastern Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.
It is a resident of tropical forests, where it nests in a hole in a termite nest or tree, with a typical clutch of two white eggs.
Collared Trogons 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. They typically perch upright and motionless.
Trogons have distinctive male and female plumages, with soft, often colourful, feathers. This species is about 28cm long. The back, head and breast of the male are green, and a white line separates the breast from the pink underparts. The tail is white with black barring, and the wings are black, vermiculated with white.
The female is has a brown back, head and breast, and the underparts are pink rather than the male's scarlet.
The call is a plaintive caow, caow, caow.
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