Trogons (Trogonidae)

White-tipped Quetzal (Pharomachrus fulgidus) - HBW 6, p. 126

French: Quetzal brillant German: Glanztrogon Spanish: Quetzal Fúlgido
Other common names: White-tipped Trogon

Taxonomy: Trogon fulgidus Gould, 1838, Guiana? = northern Venezuela.
May form a superspecies either with P. pavoninus and P. auriceps or with P. antisianus and P. mocinno. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • festatus Bangs, 1899 - N Colombia in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and adjacent areas.
  • fulgidus (Gould, 1838) - N Venezuela.