Trogon neoxenus Gould, 1838, Mexico. Monotypic.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Eared trogon, welcome trogon; French: Trogon oreillard; German: Haabьscheltrogon; Spanish: Trogуn Orejуn, Quetzal Mexicano.
13–14.2 in (33–36 cm), 3.6–5.2 oz (103–149 g). Upperparts and breast dark bronze-green, lower breast to undertail-coverts red, uppertail dark blue-green, wings green to slaty, primaries and three outer retrices edged in white, black head with filamentous ear-coverts and small bill.
Southern Arizona to western Mexico.
Pine woodlands, also pine-oak and pine-evergreen forests, especially canyons.
Particularly mobile for a trogon; possible seasonal altitude displacement.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Eats insects and fruits, favoring madroсa (Arbutus arizonica).
Breeds June through October, nests in live or dead tree cavities. No information on egg-laying or brood rearing.
IUCN Near Threatened. Occurs in low densities, possibly sensitive to logging.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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