Species of Thailand

Cinnamon-rumped trogon

Harpactes orrhophaeus, Jean Louis Cabanis & Ferdinand Heine, 1863

(In Thai: นกขุนแผนตะโพกสีน้ำตาล)

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

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. It is restricted to closed canopy lowland forests (up to 180 m).

Reproduction

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

Migration

This species is sedentary, it does not migrate.

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Category / Seasonal Status

Wiki listed status (concerning Thai population): Rare

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกขุนแผนตะโพกสีน้ำตาล

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Critically Endangered (ONEP)

Critically Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Critically Endangered (BCST)

Photos

No photo for this species yet

Range Map

Distribution map of Cinnamon-rumped trogon, Harpactes orrhophaeus in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
Range map of Harpactes orrhophaeus in Thailand