Birds of Pune and India Malabar Trogon

It is found in the forests of peninsular India and Sri Lanka. In India it is mainly found in the Western Ghats, hill forests of central India and in parts of the Eastern Ghats. They are insectivorous and although they are not migratory, they may make seasonal movements in the hill regions. Like most other trogons, these birds are brightly colored and sexually dimorphic. It has an IUCN status of Least Concern
Male: The male has a slaty black head and breast with a white border to the black bib separating it from the crimson on the underside. The back is olive-brown to chestnut. The wing coverts are black with fine white vermiculations.
Female: The female lacks the contrasting black and crimson and has only a slightly darker head and breast that shades into the olive brown on the back while the crimson of the underside of the male is replaced by ochre.
In both sexes, the beak is bluish as is the skin around the eye. This bird is rarely seen in Pune
In Marathi the Malabar Trogon is called as Karna
In Hindi the Malabar Trogon is called as Kufni chiri

Malbar Trogon Female
Malabar Trogon - FemaleMalabar Trogon Male Malabar Trogon Male
Malabar Trogon Calls

Malabar Trogon are found in the Malabar Region. The entire Indian coast from Konkan to the tip of the subcontinent at Kanyakumari. And also on
Photographed in Goa or Dandeli with Nikon D810  Nikon 600mm F4 Malabar Trogon Male See also Website
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Gujarat India with Canon 550 D  Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L
Malabar Trogon Photographed Near Pune Maharashtra with Canon D7100 EF 400 mm f/5.6L   300mm
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Thattekad, Kerala with  Tag:Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Ganeshgudi, Karnataka with Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Someshwara Wild Life Sanctuary, Karnataka with Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Coimbatore With Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L
Malbar Trogon Photographed in  Seethanadi Kudremukh Wildlife Division, Seethanadi, Hebri Village, Karkala, Udupi with Fujifilm HS 50
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Kotagiri Tamil Nadu
Malabar Trogon Photographed in Bondla WLS Goa
Malabar Trogon is also found in Odisha, Kuldiha WLS, near Balasore, Odisha, India
See Also:
Books The Birds of India,
Top 100 Birding Sites Of The World

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