The trogons are split into three subfamilies, each reflecting one of these splits, Aplodermatinae is the African subfamily and contains a single genus, Apaloderma; Harpactinae is the Asian subfamily and contains two genera, Harpactes and Apalharpactes. Apalharpactes, consisting of two species in the Java and Sumatra, has only recently been accepted as a separate genus from Harpactes. Harpactes is a genus of birds found in forests in South and Southeast Asia, extending into southernmost China. They are strongly sexually dimorphic, with females generally being duller than males. The two members of the genus Apalharpactes are sometimes included in Harpactes.
Male has head and throat black with blue facial skin. Neck and mantle brown, rump light brown with tail rufous with black band. Breast light grey to pink, Breastline red, underparts paler red. Female duller in all colors.
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Oriental Region : Philippines
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Nest is a hole in a dead tree 6 meter up. Clutch size is 3 eggs. No further detail.
Not much known, grasshoppers which are plucked from branch.
Video Philippine Trogon
copyright: Daniel Jimenez
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern. It is endemic to the Philippines
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