Whitehead's trogon

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Whitehead's trogon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: H. whiteheadi
Binomial name
Harpactes whiteheadi
Sharpe, 1888

The Whitehead's trogon (Harpactes whiteheadi) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. It is endemic to the island of Borneo.[2] Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is named after the British explorer John Whitehead (1860–1899) who collected natural history specimens in Borneo and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.[3] Whitehead's trogon nest in cavities and their nesting habits can be viewed at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTbbZ6CDtDc


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Harpactes whiteheadi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Phillipps, Quentin & Phillipps, Karen (2011). Phillipps’ Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo. Oxford, UK: John Beaufoy Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906780-56-2. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women commemorated in the common names of birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 364–365. ISBN 0-7136-6647-1.