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Trogon melanocephalus

Trogon melanocephalus (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Cladus: Avemetatarsalia
Cladus: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Cladus: Averostra
Cladus: Tetanurae
Cladus: Avetheropoda
Cladus: Coelurosauria
Cladus: Tyrannoraptora
Cladus: Maniraptoromorpha
Cladus: Maniraptoriformes
Cladus: Maniraptora
Cladus: Pennaraptora
Cladus: Paraves
Cladus: Eumaniraptora
Cladus: Avialae
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Ordo: Trogoniformes

Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Trogon
Species: Trogon melanocephalus
Subspecies: T. m. illaetabilis - T. m. melanocephalus

Trogon melanocephalus Gould, 1836

A monograph of the Trogonidae, or family of trogons. pt2 pl.6,text
Vernacular names
brezhoneg: Trogon penn du
čeština: trogon černohlavý
dansk: Sorthovedet Trogon
Deutsch: Schwarzkopftrogon
English: Black-headed Trogon
español: Trogón Cabecinegro
eesti: salu-järanokk
suomi: naurutrogoni
français: Trogon à tête noire
magyar: kormosfejű aranytrogon
italiano: Trogone testanera
日本語: ズグロハグロキヌバネドリ, zugurohagurokinubanedori
Nederlands: Zwartkoptrogon
norsk: Svarthodetrogon
polski: trogon czarnoglowy
русский: Черноголовый трогон
slovenčina: trogón čiernohlavý
svenska: Svarthuvad trogon
中文: 黑头美洲咬鹃

The black-headed trogon (Trogon melanocephalus) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

This trogon measures 28 cm (11 in) and weighs about 89.4 g (3.15 oz).[2][3] Males and females both have bright yellow underparts with a narrow band of white separating the yellow from a dark chest. Distinctive markings include a dark eye surrounded by a light blue eye ring and black tail feathers with broad white tips. Males have black heads and breasts with a blue-green sheen on the nape, back and wings. Females are similar, but duller yellow below and slate grey above, with none of the blue-green sheen of the male.[3]

They eat both fruit and insects, which they capture during brief sallies from an exposed perch.[3]

The black-headed trogon excavates its nest in active termitaria in the branches of trees. It lays 2–3 white eggs which are incubated for 17 days. Chicks are capable of flight 16–17 days after hatching.[3]

BirdLife International (2018). "Trogon melanocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018: e.T22682788A130083006. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22682788A130083006.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
Garrigues, Richard; Dean, Robert (2007). The Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-8014-7373-9.
Riehl, C. (2012). Schulenberg, T.S. (ed.). "Black-headed Trogon (Trogon melanocephalus)". Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 8 July 2014.

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