Main Ridge Forest, Tobago
Photo courtesy Dr. Steve M.R. Young
Males have dark green upperparts and breast with a bronze tinge. The bill is yellow
while the face and throat are black with red eyelids. They have a white breast band with
scarlet or red lower underparts. The wings are black. The tail feathers are green from
above with a black band at the bottom tip. The outer tail feathers and from below are
evenly barred black and white with white tips. On Females the green areas are coloured
coffee brown and there is a broken whitish eyering. The bill is dusky above and blue-gray
from below. The breast band is narrower and the lower underparts are a paler red. The size
of the adult is 10.5 inches (27 cm) and the weight is 60 grams.
Family - Trogons
Other Names - Red-bellied Trogon
Latin Name - Trogon collaris
Range - From Mexico through Central and South America and on Trinidad and Tobago
Photograph by Mr. James Wood
Birds of Venezuela. Steven L. Hilty. 2003, Christopher Helm, London
A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago. 2nd edition, Richard ffrench. 1992, Helm, London
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