Jeff Wendorff's Trogan and Quetzal photography gallery.

Trogan Wiki
The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. The family contains 39 species in seven genera.The word trogon is Greek for "nibbling" and refers to the fact that these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests.

Trogons are residents of tropical forests worldwide. The greatest diversity is in the Neotropics.

Trogans and Quetzals feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons are generally not migratory, although some species undertake partial local movements. Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage. They are the only type of animal with a heterodactyl toe arrangement. Which means there outer two toes point backwards and the middle two forwards. They nest in holes dug into trees or termite nests, laying 2–4 white or pastel-coloured eggs.

Trogans Photographed
Black-tailed Trogon, Trogon melanurus
Black-throated Trogon, Trogon rufus
Orange-bellied Trogon, Trogon aurantiiventris
Slaty-tailed Trogon, Trogon massena


Collective Noun
I can't find an official collective noun for the trogan. The best I have at the moment is a palette. Feel free to contribute your thoughts!

Join me in the Panatanal for my Jaguar and Tropical birds photography tour. While I am hopeful tabout seeing the Trogans, I am positive we'll see the jaguars! Check it out on my website, Wildlife Workshops, you will be AMAZED!
Black-tailed Trogon in PanamaBlack-throated Trogan (Male) in PanamaOrange-bellied Trogon in PanamaSlaty-tailed Trogon (Female) in Panama