Violaceous Trogon

It is a resident of moist tropical forests, where it nests in a wasp, ant or termite nest or a hole in a rotten tree, with a typical clutch of two or three white eggs.

The Violaceous Trogon is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It is found in humid forests in the Amazon Basin of South America and on the island of Trinidad, although some authorities have argued for treating the west Amazonian population as a separate species, the Amazonian Trogon (T. ramonianus). Until recently, the Gartered Trogon (T. caligatus) of Mexico, Central America and north-western South America was generally considered a subspecies of the Violaceous Trogon. More

Violaceous Trogon, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It is found in forests in east-central Mexico, south through Central America to north-western South America. Until recently, it was generally treated as a subspecies of the otherwise exclusively South American Violaceous Trogon. Behavior - It nests in a wasp, ant or termite nest or a hole in a rotten tree, with a typical clutch of two or three white eggs. More

Photo Wanted The Violaceous Trogon, Trogon violaceus, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. The nominate race occurs in southeastern Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, the Amazon basin, the Guianas and Trinidad. The form T. v. caligatus breeds in Mexico, Central America and south to Peru. The latter form is often split as a separate species, the Northern Violaceous Trogon, Trogon caligatus (Ridgway, 1911), leaving the nominate form as the Amazonian Violaceous Trogon. More

Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceous) More

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Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) photo Trinidad September, 2005 More

nests, with one species, the Violaceous Trogon, nesting in wasp nests. Nest cavities can either be deep upward slanting tubes that lead to fully enclosed chambers, or much shallower open niches (from which the bird is visible). Nests are dug with the beak, incidentally giving the family its name. Nest digging may be undertaken by the male alone or by both sexes. In the case of nests dug into tree trunks, the wood must be strong enough not to collapse but soft enough to dig out. More

The Violaceous Trogon of the New World tropics often excavates its dwelling within a large, active wasps’ nest. The Violaceous Trogon is a striking bird, 10 inches tall with a deep blue head and breast and bright yellow belly. It’s adept at catching insects, and it begins its work at the wasps’ nest by devouring some of the wasps. A pair of trogons then dig a cavity within the massive nest, large enough to accommodate themselves and their eggs. More

Violaceous Trogon, Violaceus Trogon Common Names in French: Trogon Violacé Common Names in German: Veilchentrogon Common Names in Japanese: ヒメキヌバネドリ Common Names in Spanish: Trog�n Viol�ceo Description - Habitat Vegetation: tropical lowland evergreen forest, tropical lowland evergreen forest, second-growth forests and woodlands • Maximum More

Violaceous Trogon Trogon violaceus = Described by: Gmelin, J. F. More

Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) = Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) by kookr.Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus). Male. Summit Gardens, Soberania National Park, Panama. Sub-species Trogon violaceus concinnus. To take full advantage of Flickr, you should use a JavaScript-enabled browser and install the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player. Comments view profile Rαtαtoskr Pro User says: Central America and it's wonderful birds. Beautiful bird. More

Violaceous Trogons feed on insects and small fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. They typically perch upright and motionless. Trogons have distinctive male and female plumages, with soft, often colourful, feathers. This relatively small species is about 23cm long and weighs 56 g. More

Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus) = French: Trogon violacé German: Veilchentrogon Spanish: Trogón Violáceo Other common names: Gartered Trogon (caligatus), Amazonian Trogon (ramonianus) Taxonomy: Trogon violaceus J. F. Gmelin, 1788, no locality = Surinam. Sometimes placed in separate genus Chrysotrogon. DNA studies suggest possibly closest to T. viridis and T curucui. Races caligatus and ramonianus have both been treated as separate species by some authors. More

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Order : Trogoniformes
Family : Trogonidae
Genus : Trogon
Species : violaceus
Authority : Gmelin, 1788