Malabar Trogon

It is found in the forests of India and Sri Lanka. It is mainly found in the Western Ghats. Like in other trogons, males and females vary in plumage. It perches on branches under the forest canopy. It feeds exclusively on insects and fruits. The nest is made up of rotting trees and stumps. The birds utter low guttural call that can be heard only at close quarters and the birds perch still on a branch under the forests canopy with a hunched posture often facing away from the viewer making them easy to miss despite their colourful plumage.

Last updated: June 17, 2024