The White-tailed Trogon (Trogon chionurus) is one of 39 species in the Trogon family. It occurs in humid tropical forests of Panama, western Colombia, and western Ecuador. The colourful birds feed on small fruits as well as insects. Characteristically, they perch motionless on branches in the middle and lower forest levels. Even if approached closely, they try to blend in with the surrounding forest instead of flying away. I was lucky enough to spot a pair of White-tailed Trogons in the jungle surrounding the Fort San Lorenzo in Panama during a journey in February 2014 – just a couple of metres away from a Rufous Motmot.
wow! the male and female look very pretty! amazing colors!
So cute!! 🙂
yes, they are pretty birds indeed!
Beautiful photos and birds 🙂
thank you! 🙂 happy you like them!
Spectacular photos! Trogons are not easy to spot because they are often so silent and can perch quite far up in the canopy.
thank you! I was probably just lucky: I walked a street downhill and saw the pair sitting just 4-5 m away on a branch. They seemed to be quite undisturbed by me taking pictures…
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Beautiful shots of the trogon 🙂 I have yet to see one of those other trogon species in Malaysia, I guess I need to venture deeper into the forest for one!
thanks for your comment! If there is a chance for you to find one, then try your luck, they are really beautiful!!
sehr schöne Fotos!
danke schön! 🙂
thanks – i think so, too! 🙂