|Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus)
|Zapata Swamp, Cuba
The Cuban Trogon is endemic to Cuba and is Cuba's national bird. It is found in forest especially near streams.
It is shiny dark green above with a violet crown and nape. Below it is white on the throat and chest but bright red on the belly and undertail coverts. The wings are marked with green, black and white, the bill is reddish with a darker upper mandible and the iris is red. The "flared" shape of the tail is unique amongst trogons.
It feeds by hovering on flowers, fruit and insects.