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Trogons and Quetzals

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This order of birds, the Trogoniformes, has 39 species, mostly tropical or sub-tropical birds. They are exceptionally colorful, and popular with bird watchers although not much is known about them.

Trogons gnaw holes in trees for their nests and get their name from the Greek word for nibbling, "trogon".
  • Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris)

    Description of the bird found from Mexico through Central America to Colombia and the Amazon Basin, and photographs.

  • National Geographic: Quetzal

    Photograph of Pharomachrus Mocinno, also known as the Guatemalan or Resplendent quetzal, plus a short article, basic facts, and an audio file.

  • The Resplendent Trogon

    Short article from the magazine Birds about the quesal or Resplendent Trogon of Central America. Includes eggs, calls and an account of shooting one.

  • Trogons of the World

    Contains photographs of most of the species of trogon and quetzel, and links to an index with scientific name and species distribution.

  • Trogons: Trogonidae

    Photographs of observed species plus descriptions.

  • USGS: Elegant Trogon

    Identification tips for Trogon elegans, pictures, life history grouping, and taxonomy.

  • Violaceous Trogon, Trogon violaceus

    Collection of photographs featuring this bird also known as the Gartered Trogon or Amazonian Trogon, range, and references.

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