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Mountain trogon

Trogon mexicanus
(Photo from Chiapas Birding Adventures)

Common name:
mountain trogon (en); surucuá-da-montanha (pt); trogon montagnard (fr); trogón mexicano (es); bronzetrogon (de)

Order Trogoniformes
Family Trogonidae

The mountain trogon is found in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

These birds are 29-31 cm long and weigh 70 g.

They are mostly found in moist mountain forests, preferring pine-evergreen and pine-oak woodlands at altitudes of 1.200-3.500 m. Sometimes these birds can be found in coffee plantations.

They eat both insects and fruits.

Mountain trogons nest in cavities or rotten stumps, often near the ground. The female lays 2-3 eggs which are incubated for 18-19 days. The chicks fledge 14-16 days after hatching.

IUCN status – LC (Least concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range and its global population is estimated at 50.000-500.000 individuals. The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

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