White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis) - HBW 6, p. 112
French: Trogon à queue blanche
Spanish: Trogón Coliblanco
Other common names: Green-backed Trogon
Taxonomy: Trogon viridis Linnaeus, 1766, Cayenne.
Forms a superspecies with T. bairdii, T. citreolus and T. melanocephalus; sometimes considered conspecific with T. bairdii, from which race chionurus differs mainly in belly colour and female's undertail pattern, with habits and vocalizations rather similar. DNA studies suggest present species may actually be closer to T. violaceus and T. curucui. Race chionurus sometimes considered a distinct species. Birds from SE Brazil described as race melanopterus, but individual variation, as well as overlap in biometrics with populations e.. View all taxonomy...
Forms a superspecies with T. bairdii, T. citreolus and T. melanocephalus; sometimes considered conspecific with T. bairdii, from which race chionurus differs mainly in belly colour and female's undertail pattern, with habits and vocalizations rather similar. DNA studies suggest present species may actually be closer to T. violaceus and T. curucui. Race chionurus sometimes considered a distinct species. Birds from SE Brazil described as race melanopterus, but individual variation, as well as overlap in biometrics with populations elsewhere in species’ range, render separation doubtful. Species commonly, but incorrectly, treated under the name T. strigilatus; this name was applied to female in same publication as, and just before, first use of viridis, but it was subsequently dropped in favour of present name on principle of first reviser. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- chionurus P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1871 - Atlantic slope of W Panama through Canal Zone (whence on both slopes) to Colombia W of E Andes, and W Ecuador.
- viridis Linnaeus, 1766 - E of Andes from Colombia S to Peru and N Bolivia, and E to the Guianas, Trinidad and E Brazil (Maranhão, N Mato Grosso, Alagoas, and Bahia to São Paulo).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 49 videos
A male in a tree and flying away Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (ssp viridis)
Josep del Hoyo 12 July 2007 5 years ago 32 sec 3.8
A male perched Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 7 years ago 22 sec 3.8
female perching in a lower tree by the road - the orange phase is common on Carribean side Locality Achiote Road, Colón Province, Panama (ssp chionurus )
Thore Noernberg 15 October 2013 6 weeks ago 17 sec 3.8
A female calling and regurgitating a seed. Locality Pepperpot, Paramaribo, Paramaribo District, Suriname (ssp viridis)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 21 February 2011 2 years ago 53 sec 3.8
A male perched and calling Locality Sierra de Pacaraima, Bolívar State, Venezuela (ssp viridis)
DAVID ASCANIO 28 February 2007 6 years ago 26 sec 3.7
bird sitting in a tree Locality Río Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Keith and Lynn Youngs 7 March 2013 6 weeks ago 24 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 45 photos
Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany (ssp viridis)
Tomasz Doroń 6 October 2009 1 year ago 3.3
Foi no mague em Itaguaré, muita sorte.
Locality Bertioga, São Paulo State, Brazil
ANGELOAMOBIO 23 February 2013 40 weeks ago 3.2
Front view of a male.
Locality Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia
Ken Havard 7 July 2011 2 years ago 3.2
Dorsal view of a female
Locality Puerto López, Meta Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 20 March 2011 2 years ago 3.2
a male perched
Locality Fort San Lorenzo, San Lorenzo National Park, Colón Province, Panama (ssp chionurus)
suong le 3 August 2008 1 year ago 3.1
Bird perched on the forest.
Locality Sertão do Una, Una, São Sebastião, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 10 March 2012 34 weeks ago 3
Rio Caura area, south of Las Trincheras Locality Las Trincheras, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Joe Klaiber 1 May 2005 1 year ago 5
A male singing Locality Kaw-Roura Nature Reserve, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 9 May 2010 3 years ago 4.5
Song Locality Pousada Rio Azul, Pará State, Brazil
Bradley Davis 30 July 2007 4 years ago 3
Male singing in a Atlantic Rainforest in a Rio Verde region (wildness local) Locality Juréia Itatins Ecological Station, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 1 November 2008 1 year ago 0