Trogons (Trogonidae)

Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus) - HBW 6, p. 118

French: Trogon masqué German: Maskentrogon Spanish: Trogón Enmascarado
Other common names: Highland Trogon (temperatus)

Taxonomy: Trogon personata Gould, 1842, Choachí (1996 m), Colombia.
Possibly closest to T. mexicanus, T. elegans, T. collaris, T. rufus and T. curucui; DNA studies suggest that middle three of these may be nearest relatives. Nine subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sanctaemartae Zimmer, 1948 - N Colombia (Santa Marta massif).
  • personatus Gould, 1842 - subtropical montane zones of N Colombia and W Venezuela, and C & E Andes of Colombia S to E Peru.
  • assimilis Gould, 1846 - W Andes of Colombia, W Ecuador and NW Peru.

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  • sanctaemartae Zimmer, 1948 - N Colombia (Santa Marta massif).
  • personatus Gould, 1842 - subtropical montane zones of N Colombia and W Venezuela, and C & E Andes of Colombia S to E Peru.
  • assimilis Gould, 1846 - W Andes of Colombia, W Ecuador and NW Peru.
  • temperatus (Chapman, 1923) - humid temperate zone of C & E Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.
  • duidae Chapman, 1929 - SC Venezuela (Amazonas and NW Bolívar).
  • ptaritepui Zimmer & Phelps, Sr., 1946 - SE Bolívar on Ptaritepui and others.
  • roraimae (Chapman, 1929) - SE Bolívar on various cerros, and Roraiman part of Guyana.
  • heliothrix Tschudi, 1844 - temperate zone of Peru.
  • submontanus Todd, 1943 - Andes of SE Peru (Puno) and Bolivia (including Chuquisaca).