Philippine trogon

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Philippine trogon
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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.

Description[edit]

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]

Habitat[edit]

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

Reproduction[edit]

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

Feeding[edit]

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

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