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Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
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Divisio: Archosauria
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Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauriformes
Cladus: Dracohors
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Ordo: Saurischia
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Subordo: Theropoda
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Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Cladus: Neoaves
Ordo: Trogoniformes

Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Apaloderma
Species: Apaloderma aequatoriale

Apaloderma aequatoriale Sharpe, 1901

Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 12 p. 3
Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Kaalwangbosloerie
English: Bare-cheeked Trogon
suomi: Keltaposkitrogoni
français: Trogon à joues jaunes
Kiswahili: Lukungu Mashavu-matupu

The bare-cheeked trogon (Apaloderma aequatoriale) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae found in the rainforests of central Africa.

The bare-cheeked trogon has bare yellow skin below its eyes and between its eyes and bill. The head, back and upper tail are green, the chest is red, and it has finely barred wings. [2]

The vocalisations are described as a series of six to ten descending coo notes.[2]

Dickcissel male perched on a metal pole singing, with neck stretched and beak open.

Songs and calls
Listen to Bare-cheeked trogon on xeno-canto
Distribution and habitat

It is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.[3] The bare-cheeked trogon lives in interior regions of lowland rainforests.[2]

BirdLife International (2016). "Apaloderma aequatoriale". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22682719A92958027. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22682719A92958027.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
"Bare-cheeked Trogon - eBird". Retrieved 2021-11-16.
BirdLife International (2016-10-01). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Apaloderma aequatoriale". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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