Ward's trogon

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Ward's trogon
Harpactes wardi -Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India-8.jpg
In Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Male Ward's Trogon, Dochula, Bhutan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. wardi
Binomial name
Harpactes wardi
(Kinnear, 1927)

The Ward's trogon (Harpactes wardi) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. Its range includes the northeastern parts of the Indian subcontinent stretching eastwards to Southeast Asia. It is found in Bhutan, India, Tibet, Myanmar and northern Vietnam. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Its common name and Latin binomial commemorate the English botanist and explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward.[2]


The male has a red cap and belly. The rest of the plumage is dark red with black wings and tail.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Harpactes wardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 359.