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trogon

(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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All males of this family are distinguished by iridescent plumage, and range in size from the 24-inch quetzal down to the 8-inch violaceous trogon. The elegant falls in the middle at about 12 inches, and weighs roughly 70 grams.
Two months later, a 2-year-old female red-billed malkoha (Phaenicophaeus javanicus) from a flight cage in a part of the zoo distant from the trogon was presented to the veterinary hospital for marked depression and ataxia.
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Moreover, another four species namel y Tytler's leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri), Ward's trogon (Harpactes wardi), Rufous- throated wren-babbler (Spelaeornis caudatus) and rusty-bellied shortwing (Brachypteryx hyperythra) have been placed under near threatened category.
Rafael Santos, 32, Noberto Trogon, 63, both bystanders in the area and two minors were reportedly injured.
Pedro", Du Bus, 1846) and a male syntype (IRSNB 3017) of Trogon collaris shot at "Tepitongo" in September 1843 (Du Bus, 1845: T.
Bird life in Cuba, capturing stunning images of the colourful Cuban Trogon bird, which is endemic to Cuba gave the audience images very rarely seen.
Patagioenas plumbea, Trogon viridis, Ramphastos vitellinus, Myiozetetes similis and Turdus albicollis occur in the Atlantic rainforest as well as in the Amazon rainforest.
"Remember the eared trogon?" "Yeah, and how about the pyrrhuloxia!" "And when we stayed up for the buff-colored nightjar?"
The populations of six endemic species are considered to be decreasing or unknown and are on the list of endangered species of Costa Rica: Black-thighed Grosbeak (Pheucticus tibialis), Three-wattled Bellbird, Black Guan, Black-faced Solitaire, Golden-browed Chlorophonia, and 0range-bellied Trogon (Table 1).
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