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Black-throated Trogon

(Trogon rufus)

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Mid-sized bird with yellow belly and bill, pale bluish eye-ring, and black and white barred tail; male with green head, chest, and back, and black throat; female with brownish head, chest, and back; to 23cm (9 in). (Trogón Cabeciverde, Trogón).


Low and some middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in forest interior and more open areas such as forest edge, near rivers and streams, and around tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Black-throated Trogon (Trogon rufus), Costa Rica