CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 15)
June 14, 2010
CEIBA Research, Guyana (Image 15) White-tailed Trogon (Trogon viridis). These birds live in moist tropical forests from Panama south to southern Brazil, and on Trinidad. They make their nests in a termite nest or a hole in a rotten tree, and typically lay two or three white eggs. White-tailed Trogons eat insects and small fruit. Trogons have distinctive male and female plumage, with soft, often colourful, feathers. They are approximately 29 centimeters long and weigh about 82 grams. These birds have a slow cow cow, cow call and a faster caaop, caaop, caaop, ca, ca, ca. This image was taken as part of research centered at CEIBA Biological Center, Inc. in Guyana, by Dr. Godfrey Bourne of the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Dr. Bourne is currently program director of the Behavioral Systems Cluster, Division of Integrative Organismal Biology at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bourne is personally involved in administrating CEIBA Biological Center Inc., as a nonprofit research, education and conservation field station in Guyana. Research opportunities for postdoctoral associates, graduate and undergraduate students are available in Guyana on a diversity of organisms. This research was supported in part by the National Science Foundation. [One of several related images. See Next Image.] (Date of Image: 2004-2006)
Topics: Health Medical Pharma, Trogon, Trogonidae, Guyana, Ornithology, Environment, Violaceous Trogon, CEIBA Biological Center Inc.