Elegant Trogon Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    Elegant Trogons are medium-sized stocky, potbellied birds. They are larger than a robin, with a large, round head, a thick neck, large eyes, and a short, stout bill. Trogons perch upright with their long square-tipped tails pointing straight down.

    Relative Size

    Larger and thicker-bodied than American Robin; about the size of a Belted Kingfisher, with a much longer tail.

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Weight: 2.1-2.8 oz (60-78.6 g)