Red-headed trogon

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Red-headed trogon
Harpactes erythrocephalus - Khao Yai.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. erythrocephalus
Binomial name
Harpactes erythrocephalus
(Gould, 1834)

The red-headed trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. The species is endemic across much of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

Close-up of a male's head. note the blue eye-ring and blue bill

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


The male is almost completely red with light brown and grey wings and a blue bill.


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