Elegant Trogon

About the Elegant Trogon

Also known as: Coppery-tailed Trogon
The Elegant Trogon is a beautiful species of bird found in a variety of wooded habitats across Mexico and Central America. There is also a summer breeding population in southeast Arizona.

Elegant Trogons can be recognized by their beautiful, colorful plumage. The adult male has a black face and throat with iridescent green upperparts, a red belly separated by a white band, grey wings, and a finely speckled undertail.

Elegant Trogons feed mainly on insects and fruits. They nest in tree cavities and typically raise a clutch of 2-4 chicks.
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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 14 December 2022
Scientific Name
Trogon elegans
  • Trogoniformes
  • Trogonidae
  • Trogon
  • T. elegans
Units: Imperial / Metric
11 to 12 inches
2.1 to 2.8 ounces

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 铜尾美洲咬鹃
Czech (Cesky) trogon krásný
Danish (Dansk) Pragttrogon
Dutch (Nederlands) Koperstaarttrogon
Finnish (Suomi) kaunotrogoni
French (Français) Trogon élégant
German (Deutsch) Kupfertrogon
Italian (Italiano) Trogone elegante
Japanese (日本語) ウツクシキヌバネドリ [utsukushikinubanedori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Fagertrogon
Polish (Polski) trogon nadobny
Portuguese (Português) surucuá-elegante
Russian (русский язык) Медный трогон
Spanish (Español) Trogón Elegante
Swedish (Svenska) kopparstjärtstrogon
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