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 3 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 3 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 10 weeks ago 0
male singing. Locality Pousada Xaraés, Abobral Region, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 August 1992 10 weeks ago 0