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Species of Thailand

Diard's trogon

Harpactes diardii

Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1832

In Thai: นกขุนแผนหัวดำ

Diard's trogon (Harpactes diardii) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae.

It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

It is threatened by habitat loss.

Aplodermatinae is the African subfamily consisting of one genus, Apaloderma. The Asian subfamily is Harpactinae and contains two genera, Harpactes and Apalharpactes.

Males are black headed and breasted with a pink breast line. Females are brown headed and breasted with pink under parts.

The Diard's trogon eats caterpillars, beetles, stick- insects, locustids and other Orthoptera, and fruits.

The Diard's trogon breeding times range from February to August. February to mid-May in Malaysia; Mid-May to August in Borneo.

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Category / Seasonal Status

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

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Harpactes diardii

Common names

  • Thai: นกขุนแผนหัวดำ

Conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BirdLife)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Near Threatened (IUCN3.1)

Near Threatened (BCST)


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Range Map

Distribution map of Diard's trogon, Harpactes diardii in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nam Khang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
Range map of Harpactes diardii in Thailand