Orange-bellied trogon

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Orange-bellied trogon
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Trogon
Species: T. aurantiiventris
Binomial name
Trogon aurantiiventris
Gould, 1856
This article is about the Central American species. For the South American, see Trogon aurantius.

The orange-bellied trogon (Trogon aurantiiventris) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It has been considered a morph of the collared trogon, but most maintain its status as a separate species. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama.

It measures 26 cm (10 in) long. The back, head and breast of the male are green, and a white line separates the breast from the orange underparts. The undertail is white with black barring, and the wings are black, vermiculated with white. The female has a brown back, head and breast, a relatively uniform undertail (not clearly barred), and underparts that are slightly paler than in the male. It is distinguished from the collared trogon by belly colour alone.[2]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Trogon aurantiiventris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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