THE ECUADORIAN TROGON
Ecuadorian Trogon (formally considered a subspecies of Black-tailed Trogon) (Trogon melanurus), inhabits humid forest, second growth forest and forest edges from sea level up to 1000 m in elevation. Its range is almost entirely within western Ecuador with a small portion of the range in extreme northwestern Peru.
The upper parts of the male are bright iridescent green, with a bluish green rump, upper tail coverts and central rectrices. The throat and face are black, grading into a bright green upper breast that is separated from the bright red lower breast and belly by a white band. The undertail is entirely black, the eyes are black, and the bill is yellow.
The natural history of Ecuadorian Trogon is poorly studied, but it feeds on a mixture of fruit and arthropods, as do other species in the genus.