Thai National Parks

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Birds of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Cinnamon-rumped trogon

Thai: นกขุนแผนตะโพกสีน้ำตาล, nok khun phaen taphok see namtaan

Binomial name: Harpactes orrhophaeus, Jean Louis Cabanis & Ferdinand Heine, 1863

The cinnamon-rumped trogon (Harpactes orrhophaeus) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description

The male has a black hood, blue bill, an eyebrow and an eye ring. The upper part is pale brown and the lower part is pink-red. The tail is brown above and it has a white under tail with black borders.

Females have a dark brown head with chestnut around the eye and lores. The lower part is yellowish.

Feeding habits

This bird feeds primarily on insects 2–3 meters above ground.

Habitat

The habitat of this species is humid evergreen forests in Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia. Its restricted to closed canopy lowland forests (up to 180m).

Reproduction

This species builds its nest in cavity about 1.5 meter above ground and the clutch size is 2 eggs.

Migration

This species is sedentary, it does´t migrate.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Trogoniformes
Family
Trogonidae
Genus
Harpactes
Species
Harpactes orrhophaeus

Common names

  • Thai: นกขุนแผนตะโพกสีน้ำตาล, nok khun phaen taphok see namtaan

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Harpactes orrhophaeus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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