Elegant Trogon


(Trogon elegans)

Elegant Trogon is one of only two members of this colorful, long-tailed tropical family to be recorded in the United States. It can be reliably seen in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona.  It favors sycamore trees and has a call that can be heard from a considerable distance and has been described as a chihuahua barking.

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