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SPECIES INFO

The Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina, is a medium-sized (up to 34cm long) largely green bird of the Trogonidae family. The male has vivid green upperparts, greyish wing, bright red underparts and patches of blue skin on the face. The female has a brown face, purplish green plumage, a blue circle around each eye and duller red below.

The Narina Trogon is distributed in forests across Africa, from Sierra Leone to Kenya nd eastern South Africa. It nests in a tree hollow. The diet consists mainly of insects and small invertebrates.

This beautiful trogon was named after Narina, the Khoikhoi mistress of the French ornithologist François Le Vaillant.

Widespread throughout its large range, the Narina Trogon is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.





                                     



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