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 33 videos
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 2 years ago 19 sec 4.7
Dorsal view of a male swallowing a fruit. Locality Hotel Villa Lapas, Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hoffmanni)
Richard Garrigues 12 July 2012 2 years ago 31 sec 4.6
A male perched and looking around. Locality Hotel Villa Lapas, Jaco, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp hoffmanni)
Richard Garrigues 11 July 2012 2 years ago 24 sec 4.6
male close up from behind - bird turns around Locality San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama
Thore Noernberg 21 April 2013 1 year ago 15 sec 4.5
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
adult perching on a smaller branch Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Thore Noernberg 28 November 2013 45 weeks ago 9 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 31 photos
Adult male building a nest inside a termite colony.
Locality Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
Sam Shaw 6 March 2013 11 weeks ago 4
Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena)
Locality La Selva Biological Station, Puerto Viejo, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Jacques Erard 15 April 2012 51 weeks ago 4
Front view of a female.
Locality Old Gamboa road, Panama Province, Panama (ssp hoffmanni)
Ken Havard 6 February 2009 2 years ago 3.9
female perching high in an almendron tree
Locality Pipeline Road, Soberanía National Park, Panama
Thore Noernberg 2 October 2013 1 year 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 2 years 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 4 years ago 3.8