Orange-bellied trogon

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Trogon collaris aurantiiventris
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Trogon
T. c. aurantiiventris
Trinomial name
Trogon collaris aurantiiventris
Gould, 1856

The orange-bellied trogon (Trogon collaris aurantiiventris) is a subspecies of the collared trogon in the family Trogonidae. It is now usually considered as a morph of the collared trogon, but was previously sometimes treated as a separate species.[2][3] It is found in the Talamancan montane forests of 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.[4]


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


  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. ^ DaCosta, J.M.; Klicka, J. (2008). "The Great American Interchange in birds: a phylogenetic perspective with the genus Trogon". Molecular Ecology. 17 (5): 1328–1343. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03647.x.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2019). "Mousebirds, trogons, Cuckoo Roller". World Bird List Version 9.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. ^ 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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