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(trō`gŏn), family of tropical jungle birds related to the roadrunners and including the quetzalquetzal
or quezal
, common name for a magnificent bird of the family Trogonidae (trogon family), found in the rain forests from S Mexico to Costa Rica at altitudes of up to 9,000 ft (2,745 m).
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. Trogons are sedentary arboreal birds, 10 to 14 in. (25.4–35.6 cm) long, with short rounded wings, long squared tails, and small weak legs. Their soft, colorful plumage—metallic green or brown above with red, green, blue, or yellow on the head, breast, and belly—blends with the shadowy light of the jungle. Their cooing, ventriloquial call resembles that of the peacock. Trogons feed on insects and fruits and nest in cavities. The coppery-tailed trogon ranges into the S United States. Trogons are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Trogoniformes, family Trogonidae.
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