Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura) - HBW 6, p. 121
French: Trogon surucua
Spanish: Trogón Surucuá
Other common names: Orange-breasted(!)/Brazilian Trogon (aurantius)
Taxonomy: Trogon surrucura Vieillot, 1817, Paraguay.
May possibly be related to the superspecies that includes T. viridis, T. bairdii, T. citreolus and T. melanocephalus. Race aurantius has sometimes been considered a separate species, but it intergrades with the nominate race in the Rio de Janeiro area of SE Brazil. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- aurantius Spix, 1824 - EC & SE Brazil (S to N São Paulo).
- surrucura Vieillot, 1817 - E Paraguay and NE Argentina E to SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul); probably also S into Uruguay.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A female ejecting a pellet and flying away Locality Campos do Jordao, São Paulo State, Brazil (ssp surrucura)
Josep del Hoyo 28 January 2005 6 years ago 45 sec 4.8
Seen from behind Locality Tres Picos State Park, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Juan Sanabria 1 November 2011 1 year ago 34 sec 4.4
A male on a branch, calling and flying away Locality Salto Encantado, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp surrucura)
Anna Motis 22 August 2004 6 years ago 17 sec 4.4
Bird calligng Locality Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp aurantius)
Ciro Albano 24 February 2009 4 years ago 22 sec 4.4
A male seen from below, singing and flying away Locality Boa Nova, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp aurantius)
Josep del Hoyo 18 January 2005 5 years ago 29 sec 4.3
A male perching on a tree. Locality Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp surrucura)
German Pugnali 6 April 2007 4 years ago 14 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 18 photos
A male has caught an insect in the order Phasmatodea.
Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (Monotypic species)
Carmelo López 6 November 2011 1 year ago 4.1
The bird sitting on a branch near Três Pontões
Locality Afonso Cláudio, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp ssp aurantius)
hawk 11 October 2012 19 weeks ago 4
Locality Iguazú National Park, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp surrucura)
Horacio Luna 2 November 2011 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Puerto Piracuacito, Santa Fe Province, Argentina (ssp surrucura)
Horacio Luna 19 February 2012 34 weeks ago 3.8
Bird on dense vegetation into the forest.
Locality Formosa Province, Argentina (ssp surrucura)
Nicolas Olejnik 1 April 2013 7 weeks ago 3.6
Locality Passos Maia, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Glauco Kohler 13 August 2008 1 year ago 3.6
An adult male. Locality Nova Veneza, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
João Just 6 September 2012 38 weeks ago 4
Call. Locality Guapi Açu Ecological Reserve (REGUA), Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Nick Athanas 14 April 2005 3 years ago 4
In the forest gallery of the Paraná river. Locality Puerto Piracuacito, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Martin Manassero 30 December 2011 1 year ago 3.5
Bird singing in the Atlantic Rainforest. Locality Cantareira State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 30 April 2004 45 weeks ago 0