|Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris)|
The Collared Trogon is distributed from Mexico through Central America to Colombia and the Amazon Basin. There is a disjunct population in eastern Brazil.
It is found mainly on the edge of humid forest and in woodland, normally in middle levels where it hunts for insects or fruit.
The male is dark glossy green above and on the chest while the sides of the head and the throat are black. This colouring is not so obvious in the first two photos which might be attributable to the use of flash in the photos. However, there is also no evidence of the faint orange-red eye-ring that one would normally expect so I wonder if this bird might be an immature. Any comments would be most welcome.
|The white bar across the breast and the red underparts are distinctive as is the pattern on the under-tail which is black with narrow white bars and white tips to the feathers.
The female has brown replacing the dark green and the undertail pattern looks greyish with 3 white bands and a narrow subterminal black bar.