Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena) - HBW 6, p. 121
French: Trogon de Masséna
Spanish: Trogón Grande
Other common names: Massena Trogon; Chapman’s Trogon (australis)
Taxonomy: Trogon massena Gould, 1838, Mexico.
Perhaps most closely related to T. melanurus, T. clathratus and T. comptus. Race australis sometimes placed with T. melanurus; alternatively, when race macroura of latter is treated as full species, australis is sometimes considered a race of that. Race hoffmanni intergrades with nominate in N and with australis in S; this race is not well defined and possibly invalid. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- massena Gould, 1838 - Caribbean slope of SE Mexico (E from Veracruz), Belize, N Guatemala, N Honduras, and both slopes in Nicaragua.
- hoffmanni (Cabanis & Heine, 1863) - Costa Rica (not dry NW) and Panama.
- australis (Chapman, 1915) - W Colombia and NW Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 27 videos
A male perched and looking around. Locality Hotel Villa Lapas, Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hoffmanni)
Richard Garrigues 11 July 2012 1 year ago 24 sec 4.5
female perching high on a branch in an almendron tree - close up Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Thore Noernberg 2 October 2013 8 weeks ago 30 sec 4.3
A female perched with a fruit in her beak. Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica (ssp massena)
Richard Garrigues 4 July 2012 1 year ago 19 sec 4.3
Dorsal view of a male swallowing a fruit. Locality Hotel Villa Lapas, Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hoffmanni)
Richard Garrigues 12 July 2012 1 year ago 31 sec 4.3
A male perched and catching a cecropia fruit in flight, returning to the same branch. Locality Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hoffmanni)
Alex García · Videoaves 10 July 2010 3 years ago 36 sec 4.3
Male perched and calling Locality Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Stann Creek District, Belize (ssp massena)
Wayne Hall 2 March 2008 4 years ago 1 min 10 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 29 photos
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Jacques Erard 15 April 2012 5 weeks ago 4
Front view of a female.
Locality Old Gamboa road, Panama Province, Panama (ssp hoffmanni)
Ken Havard 6 February 2009 1 year ago 4
Male in the rainforest
Locality Canopy Tower, Soberanía National Park, Panama
gabriel.leboff 19 August 2013 10 weeks ago 3.9
female perching high in an almendron tree
Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Thore Noernberg 2 October 2013 8 weeks ago 3.8
bird perching on a lower branch beside the road and calling - rainy day
Locality Achiote Road, Colón Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 5 May 2012 1 year ago 3.8
One female perched in a vine
Locality El Cantil Lodge, Nuquí, Choco Department, Colombia (ssp australis)
Diego Calderon - COLOMBIA... 21 September 2010 3 years ago 3.8