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Black Headed Trogon

(Trogon melanocephalus)

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Mid-sized bird with yellow belly, black / gray head and chest, pale bluish eye-ring, dark bill, and, seen from below, large white patches on black tail; male with greenish back and blue rump; female with grayish back; to 27cm (10.5 in). (Trogón Cabecinegra, Trogón).


Low and some middle elevation sites, northern Pacific slope (sometimesalso in northern Caribbean region); found in tree canopy in forest edge areas.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
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The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Black Headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus), Costa Rica