Brazilian name: surucuá-variado
|Parque do Zizo, São Paulo, Brazil
The Surucua Trogon is distributed in east-central and south-east Brazil and into adjacent areas of Paraguay and Argentina. It is found in the mid-storey of forest and woodland where it feeds mainly on insects but also some small fruits.
There are two distinct sub-species. These photos show the nominate sub-species T. s. surrucura where the male in photo 1 has an orange ring around the eye, black to dark blue head, neck and breast, pinkish-red belly and all white undertail. The female in photo 2 has a pinkish-red lower belly but is otherwise grey with a black tail with white edging.
The sub-species T. s. aurantius is found from the north of São Paulo state northwards and
the male has an orange belly and yellow eye-ring.