Blue-crowned Trogon (Trogon curucui) - HBW 6, p. 121
French: Trogon couroucou
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 15 videos
A close front view of a male standing on a branch Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp peruvianus)
Stefan Behrens 31 August 2005 6 years ago 44 sec 4.7
A male making the nest on an arboreal termite mound Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp peruvianus)
Stefan Behrens 31 August 2005 6 years ago 44 sec 4.5
An adult male opening its bill Locality Sani Lodge, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador (ssp peruvianus)
Stefan Behrens 31 August 2005 6 years ago 28 sec 4.3
Dorsal view of a male looking around for prey. Locality Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp behni)
Mark Andrews 7 September 2010 3 years ago 57 sec 4.3
Two males in the same tree Locality Refugio Los Volcanes, Amboró National Park, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (ssp behni)
Josep del Hoyo 15 August 2005 8 years ago 35 sec 4.2
male calling in canopy Locality Amazonia Lodge, Kosñipata Valley, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp peruvianus)
Martin Kennewell 5 September 2006 2 years ago 27 sec 4
PhotosSee all 12 photos
Surucua de barriga vermelha
Locality Bonito, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp behni)
Lindolfo Souto 22 August 2013 44 weeks ago 4.5
Male bird perched on a branch
Locality Manu Learning Centre, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Madre de Dios Department, Peru (ssp peruvianus)
Josef Widmer 22 August 2010 1 year ago 4
A bird perching on the branch
Locality Passo do Lontra, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 11 August 2010 2 years ago 3.8
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Embiara Lodge, Nhecolândia, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil (ssp behni)
Carmelo López 14 November 2011 2 years ago 3.8
Distincive colorations with red belly and blue chest and dark tail with white marking at the edge. In Ucayali River, near Requen
Locality Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, Loreto Department, Peru
owlbird 5 September 2013 44 weeks ago 3.6
Adult female sitting on a secropia leaf-stem, close to the town Villa Tunari.
Locality Carrasco National Park, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia (ssp peruvianus )
Pia Öberg 6 September 2009 2 years ago 3.6
Alarm calls Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 30 March 2004 4 years ago 3
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male singing near the Rio (river) Claro). Locality Rio Claro, Pantanal, Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 12 May 2009 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 0
male singing. Locality Pousada Xaraés, Abobral Region, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 August 1992 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 0