Trogons (Trogonidae)

Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui) - HBW 6, p. 121

French: Trogon couroucou German: Blauscheiteltrogon Spanish: Trogón Curucuí

Taxonomy: Trogon Curucui Linnaeus, 1766, Mexico, Brazil, Peru = Brazil.
Possibly closest to T. mexicanus, T. elegans, T. collaris, T. personatus and T. rufus; DNA studies suggest, however, that nearest relatives may be T. violaceus and T. viridis. Formerly current name variegatus is a junior synonym of curucui, whereas bolivianus is a synonym of peruvianus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • peruvianus Swainson, 1838 - foot of E Andes from Colombia S to NW Bolivia (R Beni), and E to NC Brazil (R Tapajós).
  • curucui Linnaeus, 1766 - C & E Brazil.
  • behni Gould, 1875 - E Bolivia, SW Brazil, Paraguay and N Argentina.