Lattice-tailed Trogon

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Trogon clathratus

Lattice-tailed Trogon

The Lattice-tailed Trogon is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae.

It is a large trogon, measuring about 11.8 - 12.2 inches long.

Males have a yellow bill and white iris. Face and throat black; crown, nape, upperparts and breast green. Underparts reddish. Uppertail greenish, undertail slaty with thin white bars. Wings with vermiculated panel.

Females have a dark upper mandible, slaty crown and upperparts and olive breast.

Fruits, insects, mostly large ones and small reptiles.

Lower canopy and midlevel of foothill wet forest. Also, lower mountain slopes, usually between 800 meters and 1400 meters. It hardly ever moves to lowland.

Found in Costa Rica and Panama.

Nest is a cavity in a rotten tree. Sometimes found in termite hill about 5 - 8 meters up.



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