Whitehead's trogon

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Whitehead's Trogon
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. whiteheadi
Binomial name
Harpactes whiteheadi
Sharpe, 1888

The Whitehead's Trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It is endemic to the island of Borneo.[2] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is named after the British explorer John Whitehead (1860-1899) who collected natural history specimens in Borneo and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.[3] Whitehead's Trogon nest in cavities and their nesting habits can be viewed at this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTbbZ6CDtDc


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Harpactes whiteheadi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Phillipps, Quentin; & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women commemorated in the common names of birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 364–365. ISBN 0-7136-6647-1.