male; plain slaty-colored underside of tail (Panama; 2008-06-14)

Slaty-tailed Trogon
Trogon massena

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: unusual among trogons in the sense that the underside of the tail is plain-colored (slaty-gray in this case) rather than sharply patterned or strikingly barred as in many other trogon species.

red belly and eye-ring; orange bill; green breast (Panama; 2008-06-14)

dorsal view; irridescent greenish-black upperparts (Panama; 2008-06-14)

underside of tail does has layered-feather look (Panama; 2008-06-14)

often sits motionless in dense vegetation (Panama; 2008-06-14)

eating a caterpillar; note also gray patch on wing (Panama; 2008-06-14)

this specimen is missing most of its tail feathers (Panama; 2008-06-22)

female; gray (rather than greenish) breast and head (Panama; 2008-06-30)