Species of Thailand

Orange-breasted trogon

Harpactes oreskios, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, 1823

(In Thai: นกขุนแผนอกสีส้ม)

The orange-breasted trogon (Harpactes oreskios) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae.

Distribution and habitat

The trogon is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, humid, lower-to-middle elevation evergreen forests, swampy forests, open dry forests, bamboo forests, thin tree jungles, and sometimes among clumps of trees near forests.

Description

Orange-breasted trogons generally have an olive-yellow head with feathers that are bristled and upright, chestnut upperparts, orange breast that changes to bright yellow on upper and lower portions, white bars on wing sections, and a blue bill. Males have a dull olive-yellowish head with a blue ring; rufous (reddish brown) upperparts and upper tail with paler rump (lower part of back); broad white bars on wing sections; and yellow (grey-based) upper breast with some white along the mid-line. Females have additional grey-brown on head and upperparts; pale buffy-brown rump, grey breast; and yellow lower underparts. Juveniles are similar to females, with young males having warmer brown upperparts.

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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

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกขุนแผนอกสีส้ม

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Orange-breasted trogon (female) - Kaeng Krachan NP
Orange-breasted trogon (female) - Huai Kha Khaeng WS
Harpactes oreskios (female) - Khao Yai NP
Orange-breasted trogon
Orange-breasted trogon

Range Map

Distribution map of Orange-breasted trogon, Harpactes oreskios in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park
  • Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Yang Waterfall National Park
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Ang Rue Nai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Banthat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Khiao - Khao Chomphu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Khitchakut National Park
  • Khao Laem National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Nan National Park
  • Khao Phanom Bencha National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Phra Thaeo Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khlong Lan National Park
  • Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Khun Nan National Park
  • Ko Lanta National Park
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mae Moei National Park
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Mueang Chumphon District, Chumphon
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Op Khan National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Pha Daeng National Park
  • Phu Foi Lom National Park
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Toei National Park
  • Phu Wiang National Park
  • Sai Yok National Park
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Kala Khiri National Park
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Thale Ban National Park
  • Thong Pha Phum National Park
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wang Mai Forest Restoration Project
  • Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Harpactes oreskios in Thailand