Birds of Colombia

Quetzals and Trogons have striking colorful plumages
Quetzales y Trogones tienen plumajes de intenso colorido

ORDER: TROGONIFORMEs

FAMILY: TROGONIDAE

Quetzal a very rare bird found in the Andean mountains of Colombia. They have a long body and a golden head. Inhabits at altitudes ranging from 1400 to 2800 m. A species has been observed in the Pacific coast at altitudes less than 1000m. It is a beautiful bird.

El Quetzal es un ave poco común que habita en la zona andina. De manto largo y cabeza aúrea. Vive entre los 1400 y 2800 m sobre el nivel del mar en las tres cordilleras. Se le ha observado en la vertiente del Pacífico a alturas menores de 1000 m. Es un ave muy hermosa.

CRESTED QUETZAL

Name in Spanish: Quetzal Crestado

Size/Tamaño: 14 in | 35 cm
Location: Found in the Andean foothills. 
Altura: 1100 - 2800 m
Status:

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Quetzal colinegro, Crested quetzal

Pharomachrus antisianus

Male ♂︎

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quetzal, pharomachrus auriceps

Pharomachrus antisianus

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Pharomachrus-auriceps

Collared Trogon

Name in Spanish: Trogón Collarejo

Size/Tamaño: 10 in | 25 cm
Location: Found in In the Serranía del Perijá, Serranía del Baudó and the Macarena. It is also found in the three ranges in the Andes and from Cundinamarca to Meta, Putumayo and the Amazonas.
Altura: 400 - 2400 m
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Trogon collaris, Collared Trogon

Trogon collaris

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Trogon Collarejo Females

Trogon collaris

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pharomachrus auriceps, quetzal colinegro, golden headed quetzal
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Scientific
Name
Name in
Spanish
Name in
English
Pharomachrus pavoninus Quetzal Amazónico Pavonine Quetzal
Pharomachrus fulgidus Quetzal Dorado White-tipped Quetzal
Trogon massena Trogón Piquirrojo Slaty-tailed Trogon
Trogon comptus Trogón Ojiblanco Blue-tailed Trogon
Trogon melanurus Trogón Colinegro Black-tailed Trogon
Trogon chionurus Trogón Coliblanco White-tailed Trogon
Trogon viridis Trogón Coliblanco Green-backed Trogon
Trogon caligatus Trogón de Liguero Gartered Trogon
Trogon ramonianus Trogón Amazónico Amazonian Trogon
Trogon curucui Trogón Amazónico Blue-crowned Trogon
Trogon rufus Trogón Esmeralda Black-throated Trogon
Trogon personatus Trogón Enmascarado Masked Trogon