General Description: Elegant Trogons (Trogon elegans) are large, striking birds with long tails and a yellow bill. Males have a black face, an iridescent green head and back, a white chest band, and a red belly. The long tail has square corners and is iridescent copper, hence the former common name: Coppery-tailed Trogon. Females are similar, but with somewhat muted colors (more brownish) and there is less red on the belly. The underside of the tail in both genders is faintly barred, and the tip is black.
Taxonomy: Trogoniformes, Trogonidae, Trogoninae.
Favored Habitat: Arid open woodlands and riparian forests.