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Violaceous Trogon

(Trogon violaceus)

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Mid-sized bird with yellow belly, dark bill, black and white barred tail; male with black and dark blue / violet head and chest, greenish back, yellow eye-ring; female with gray head, back, and chest, white eye-ring; to 24cm (9.5in). (Trogón Violaceo, Trogón).


Low elevation wet and dry forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in forest interior and in more open areas such as around clearings, forest edges, streams and rivers, and in tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National 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.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Violaceous Trogon (Trogon violaceus), Costa Rica