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Harpactes oreskios

Harpactes oreskios (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trogoniformes
Familia: Trogonidae
Genus: Harpactes
Species: Harpactes oreskios
Subspecies: H. o. dulitensis - H. o. nias - H. o. oreskios - H. o. stellae - H. o. uniformis

Name

Harpactes oreskios (Temminck, 1823)

References

* Temminck, 1823. Nouveau recueil de planches coloriées d'oiseaux livr.31 pl.181


Vernacular names
English: Orange-breasted Trogon

The Orange-breasted Trogon (Harpactes oreskios) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family.

Distribution and habitat

The trogon is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes, humid, lower-to-middle elevation evergreen forests, swampy forests, open dry forests, bamboo forests, thin tree jungles, and sometimes among clumps of trees near forests.

Description

Orange-breasted trogons generally have an olive-yellow head with feathers that are bristled and upright, chestnut upperparts, orange breast that changes to bright yellow on upper and lower portions, white bars on wing sections, and a blue bill. Males have a dull olive-yellowish head with a blue ring; rufous (reddish brown) upperparts and upper tail with paler rump (lower part of back); broad white bars on wing sections; and yellow (grey-based) upper breast with some white along the mid-line. Females have additional grey-brown on head and upperparts; pale buffy-brown rump, grey breast; and yellow lower underparts. Juveniles are similar to females, with young males having warmer brown upperparts.

References

* BirdLife International 2004. Harpactes oreskios. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.

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