|Violaceous (Amazonian) Trogon Trogon violaceus ramonianus
(aka Amazonian Trogon Trogon ramonianus)
Brazilian name: surucuá-pequeno
The Violaceous (Amazonian) Trogon is distributed in the Amazon Basin. Howard and Moore 2013 and the South American Classification Committee classify Trogon romanianus as a species in its own right for the reasons set out here. However, the HBW and Birdlife International Checklist treat it as a sub-species of Violaceous Trogon.
|It is found in the canopy and at forest edges where it feeds on
fruit and, to a lesser extent, on insects. These photos were taken from towers at Cristalino Lodge
The male, shown here in photos 1, 2 and 3, has a pale grey greenish bill and a yellow eye-ring. The crown, neck and chest are a shiny violet blue. The belly is yellow and the undertail has even black and white horizontal stripes with white tips to the feathers.
|The female in photo 4 is grey with a duller yellow belly. It
has a white eye-ring broken above and below the eye and thin black and white bars on the
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.
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