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Species of Thailand

Red-headed trogon

In Thai: นกขุนแผนหัวแดง, nok khun phaen hua daeng

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.

Description

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

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Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกขุนแผนหัวแดง, nok khun phaen hua daeng

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Range Map

Distribution map of Red-headed trogon, Harpactes erythrocephalus in Thailand
Range map of Harpactes erythrocephalus in Thailand