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Trogoniformes

Trogonidae

Trogons

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Containing group: Neoaves

References

Brightsmith, D. J. 2005. Competition, predation and nest niche shifts among tropical cavity nesters: phylogeny and natural history evolution of parrots (Psittaciformes) and trogons (Trogoniformes). Journal of Avian Biology 36:64-73.

Collar, N.J. 2001. Family Trogonidae (Trogons). Pages 80-129 in Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 6. J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, and D.A. Christie, eds. BirdLife International and Lynx Editions, Cambridge, UK and Barcelona.

Espinosa de los Monteros, A. 2000. Higher-level phylogeny of Trogoniformes. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 14:20-34.

Johansson, U. S. and P. G. P. Ericson. 2005. A re-evaluation of basal phylogenetic relationships within trogons (Aves : Trogonidae) based on nuclear DNA sequences. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 43(2):166-173.

Johnsgard, P. A. 2000. Trogons and Quetzals of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

Moyle, R. G. 2005. Phylogeny and biogeographical history of Trogoniformes, a pantropical bird order. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 84(4):725-738.

Information on the Internet

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Scientific Name Trogon personatus
Location Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve, Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Masked Trogon at Bellavista Cloud Forest
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 RK & Tina
Scientific Name Pharomachrus mocinno
Location Monteverde, Costa Rica
Comments Quetzal on nest
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © Greg and Marybeth Dimijian
Scientific Name Trogon melanocephalus
Location Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Sex Male
Source Black-headed trogon
Source Collection Flickr
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Copyright © 2006 Isidro Vila Verde
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