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Slaty-tailed Trogon

(Trogon massena)

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Male is largish green bird with red belly, red / orange eye-ring and bill, and gray-black under tail; female is mostly gray with red belly and two toned bill: black above,reddish below; to 30cm (12in). (Trogón Coliplomizo, Trogón)


Low and some middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in forest interior and semi open sites such as forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
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.

Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena), Costa Rica