Trogons (Trogonidae)

Pavonine Quetzal (Pharomachrus pavoninus) - HBW 6, p. 125

French: Quetzal pavonin German: Pfauentrogon Spanish: Quetzal Pavonino
Other common names: Pavonine Trogon

Taxonomy: Trogon pavoninus Spix, 1824, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Forms a superspecies with P. auriceps, with which may be conspecific; P. fulgidus possibly belongs to same superspecies. Population in the lower Amazon proposed as race viridiceps, but differences appear to be result of individual variation. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Ecuador, SE Colombia and NE Peru to S & E Venezuela (S Amazonas, Bolívar) and to C Amazon Valley in Brazil (N to upper R Negro, E to R Tapajós), S to N Bolivia.