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Trogon mexicanus

Trogon mexicanus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trogoniformes
Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Trogon
Species: Trogon mexicanus
Subspecies: T. m. clarus - T. m. lutescens - T. m. mexicanus


Trogon mexicanus Swainson, 1827


The Philosophical Magazine. New Series 1 p.440

Vernacular names
English: Mountain Trogon

The Mountain Trogon (Trogon mexicanus) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. It breeds in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. In El Salvador, it is only present as a vagrant nowadays; its only local breeding population is in the Cordillera Nahuaterique which was ceded to Honduras in 1992 (see also Football War)[1].

Its natural habitat is subtropical and tropical moist montane forests. It prefers pine-evergreen and pine-oak woodland between 1,200 and 3,500 meters above sea level, occasionally lower,[2] or between 4,000 feet and 10,000 feet[3]. Unlike some rarer trogons, this species shows some adapability to human land use and has utilized coffee plantations with suitable shade trees like oaks.[1]


1. ^ a b Herrera et al. (2006)
2. ^ Howell & Webb (1995)
3. ^ Peterson & Chalif (1973). But Herrera et al. (2006) give a lower altitude range, citing Monroe 1968[verification needed]


* BirdLife International (2004). Trogon mexicanus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
* Herrera, Néstor; Rivera, Roberto; Ibarra Portillo, Ricardo & Rodríguez, Wilfredo (2006): Nuevos registros para la avifauna de El Salvador. ["New records for the avifauna of El Salvador"]. Boletín de la Sociedad Antioqueña de Ornitología 16(2): 1-19. [Spanish with English abstract] PDF fulltext
* Howell, Steven N. G. & Webb, Sophie (1995): A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York. ISBN 0-19-854012-4
* Monroe, B. L. (1968). A distributional survey of the birds of Honduras. Ornithological Monographs 36: 1–458
* Peterson, Roger Tory & Chalif, Edward L. (1973): A Field Guide to Mexican Birds: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Houghton Mifflin, New York. ISBN 0-395-97514-X

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