Philippine trogon

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Philippine trogon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. ardens
Binomial name
Harpactes ardens
(Temminck, 1826)

The Philippine trogon (Harpactes ardens) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.


The males head and throat is black and its face is blue. The neck and mantle are brown, rump light brown with a rufous tail. The breast is light grey to pink, a red breast line and a paler red under pant. The females are duller in all colors.[2]


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


It builds its nest in a hole in a dead tree 6 meters up. Its clutch size is 3 eggs.[3]


Not much is known,but, grasshoppers are plucked from branches.