Reader photos of Elegant Trogon show how to tell females from males


Male Elegant Trogon

Male Elegant Trogon

Both adult male and adult female Elegant Trogons have short, rounded wings, a round head with large eyes and a short yellow bill, and reddish undertail coverts. Both also have red to orange naked eyelids. The trogon above is another male. Jim Turecek took his picture in January 2016.


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