Elegant Trogon

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Common Name: Elegant Trogon
Scientific Name: Trogon elegans

Size: 11-11¾ inches (28- 30 cm)

Habitat: North and Central America. Found from southeastern Arizona (United States) to northwestern Costa Rica in lower levels of semi-arid open woodlands and forests

Status: Least Concern. Global Population: 200,000 mature individuals.

Diet: Insects, often taken in flight, and occasionally fruit.

Breeding: Nests are built 2-6 m high in an unlined shallow cavity, usually selecting an old woodpecker hole, with a typical clutch of 2-3 eggs.

Cool Facts: Although a trogon is a fast flier, they are reluctant to fly any distance. They typically perch upright and motionless.

The usual call is a croaking "co-ah co-ah co-ah". The trogon will also include some chattering notes.


Found in Songbird ReMix Yucatan

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