Trogons (Trogonidae)

Bar-tailed Trogon (Apaloderma vittatum) - HBW 6, p. 105

French: Trogon à queue barrée German: Bergtrogon Spanish: Trogón Montano

Taxonomy: Hapaloderma vittatum Shelley, 1882, Mamboio, Tanzania.
Has on occasion been separated in monospecific genus Heterotrogon. Population in W half of Africa sometimes separated subspecifically as camerunense, and birds from Bioko (Fernando Póo) ­occasionally further separated as francisci, but characters apparently not constant for either of these forms. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains in SE Nigeria, NW Cameroon, W Angola (Mt Moco); Bioko (Fernando Póo); also Albertine Rift in E Zaire, W Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, and mountains in Kenya, Tanzania, NE Zambia, Malawi and N Mozambique (Mt Namuli).