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Photo © by Ciro Albano
Serra da Aratanha, Ceará State, Brazil, July 2006
Trogon curucui


Female, subspecies peruvianus
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Villa Carmen Lodge, Pilicopata, Cusco Department, Peru, September 2018

24 cm (9½ in) Male

  • Black face and throat
  • Greenish-blue crown, neck, breast and uppertail
  • Red belly
  • Black, finely vermiculated wings
  • Pale grey-horn to yellow bill
  • Yellow eyering


  • Red belly
  • White chest
  • Grey breast
  • Black upper mandible, grey below
  • Broken white eye ring
  • Wings barred white black
  • White edged and black notched undertail


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.



Photo © by Arthur Grosset
Cristalino Lodge, Mato Grosso, Brazil, April 2003

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • T. c. peruvianus:
  • T. c. curucui:
  • T. c. behni:

Two additional subspecies bolivianus and variegatus are not recognised by all authorities[2].


Found in a wide variety of habitats from forest to scrub.



The diet includes insects and small fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset
  4. BirdForum Member observations

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