Cuban Trogon

Cuban Trogon (Priotelus temnurus)

Length: 24.4–27.9cm (10–11")
Description: reddish beak; blue to violet pileum (from forehead, crown to the nape); blue to green back; green wing coverts with patterned, black, and white primary and secondary feathers; white throat and chest, bright-red belly; long, splayed tail with red undertail coverts
Habitat: dry forests, moist forests, secondary forests, and shrub land.
Range: Cuba

Note: the Cuban Trogon (its local name is tocororo) is Cuba's national bird[1]. Its local name is derived from its call, toco-toco-tocoro-tocoro, and some of its colours are represented on Cuba's national flag. Somewhat like hummingbirds they can hover while feeding—their diet is mostly flowers, fruits, and insects.



Works Cited

1PBS. Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean. PBS.ORG. [Online] WNET, March 30, 2008. [Cited: October 23, 2016.]