Posts belonging to Category Trogons

Orange-breasted Trogon

orange-breasted-trogon by Ck Leong

The Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios is scarce bird of the hill and lower montane forest but I have had better luck finding it at the Rafflesia Forest Reserve.  For most of the time when I saw this magnificent bird, it had been quiet, reminding me of the other montane trogon, the Whitehead’s.  Both prefer the mid canopy and both give away their presence while displaying vibrant colors in flight.

Red-naped Trogon

Red-naped Trogon.  Harpactes kasumba. 30 – 33 cm.  Found in lowland forest.  Enough said.  Let’s go look for it !

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Scarlet-rumped Trogon by Ck Leong

In Borneo, the Scarlet-rumped Trogon Harpactes duvaucelii is the smallest and also the most common of this family of brightly coloured birds. They usually perch in the understorey of the forest, feeding mainly on insects. We found this male steadfastly defending its territory together with 2 other birds, one of which must have been a juvenile. Despite the birds’s perching habit, it is really quite difficult to get a good shot as they always seem to be partially behind leaves or twigs.