Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Trogon any bird of the Picarian family Trogonidae, with seven genera, most1y South American, but one genus is African and another Asiatic. They are of moderate size, with thick puffy plumage of brilliant hues, often delicately banded with white. They are forest-haunting birds, and rarely quit the branches of trees, except to feed on fruit or to seize some insect as it darts by. The best-known species is the Quesal or Resplendent Trogon (Pharmomacrus mocinno) from Guatemala, in which "the tail-coverts are enormously lengthened into waving plumes of rich metallic green, as graceful and marvellous as those of the Paradise birds."