Posted by George Malayil on March 11, 2023 at 3:22 pm
The Malabar Trogon is a stunning bird found in the forests of the Western Ghats of India. With its vibrant green, red and yellow plumage, it is a sight to behold. The male has a distinct black mask around the eye, while the female has a brown head and breast. Its diet mainly consists of fruits, berries and insects, which it hunts by perching on a high branch and swooping down to catch its prey. The Malabar Trogon is known for its unique vocalizations, with a series of soft cooing sounds that can be heard echoing through the forest. Conservation efforts are underway to protect its habitat and ensure its survival as it is now considered a vulnerable species. I photographed this one in Kerala, India.