Gartered Trogon
Trogon caligatus

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"Gartered Trogon," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The gartered trogon, also known as the northern violaceous trogon, is a near passerine bird in the trogon family, Trogonidae. It is found in forests in east-central Mexico, south through Central America, to north-western South America (west or north of the Andes in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela). It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the violaceous trogon. Most trogons have distinctive male and female plumages, with soft, often colorful, feathers. The gartered trogon is a relatively small species at about 23 cm (9.1 in) in length. The head and upper breast of the male are blue and the back is green, becoming bluer on the rump. A faint white line separates the breast from the orange-yellow underparts. The undertail is white with black barring, and the wings are black, vermiculated with white. The complete eye-ring is yellow. The female violaceous trogon resembles the male, but has a dark grey back, head and breast, and an incomplete white eye-ring.
Soberania National Park, Panama