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Red-headed trogon

Binomial name: Harpactes erythrocephalus, John Gould, 1834

The red-headed trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. The species is endemic across much of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


The male is almost completely red with light brown and grey wings and a blue bill.

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Videos of Red-headed trogon

  • Red-headed trogon

    Red-headed trogon

  • Red-headed trogon

    Red-headed trogon

  • Red-headed trogon (female)

    Red-headed trogon (female)

Scientific classification

Harpactes erythrocephalus

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Harpactes erythrocephalus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits and Parinya Pawangkhanant for their help with many range data.

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