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Elegant Trogon
Trogon elegans





credit: Dominic Sherony/CCSA


ADULT MALE Has a glossy green head, chest, and back. Wings are mainly blue-gray with white margins to flight feathers. White band separates chest from bright red underparts, including undertail coverts. From above, tail is coppery green, with a dark tip; from below it is gray with a black terminal band and otherwise pale feather tips. ADULT FEMALE Has green elements of male's plumage replaced by graybrown on head, chest, and upper back, and warmer brown on lower back and tail. Note striking white mark behind the eye. Diffuse white band borders chest and grades into buff belly; undertail coverts are red. JUVENILE Similar to adult female, but with bold pale spots on wings; undertail coverts are buffy.

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