Orange-breasted Trogon

In China, Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios stellae is uncommon resident in southern Yunnan (Xishuangbanna). Has flame-orange breast, yellower above (narrow) and below. Male head and upper breast greenish; female greyer. Upperparts and tail chestnut; tail has black tip and is edged white. Primaries black with white edges; rest of wing black with white bars. White underside of tail. Female slightly drabber, mainly lemon-yellow below with only a tinge of flame orange. Juvenile similar to but drabber than adult. Bill and eye-ring blue; feet grey. Territorial call consists of three to six rapid, uniform notes (typical trogon voice). Quick squeaks and trills in alarm. — Craig Brelsford

THE TROGONS OF CHINA covers all 3 species of trogon in China. Click any link below:

Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios
Red-headed Trogon H. erythrocephalus
Ward’s Trogon H. wardi


Daniel Bengtsson served as chief ornithological consultant for Craig Brelsford’s Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China, from which this species description is drawn.

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