The Narina Trogon

The Narina Trogon, Apaloderma narina is a medium-sized, up to 34cm long, green colored bird of Trogonidae family. The male has a vivid green upperparts plumage, greyish wing, bright red below and patches of blue skin on their face. The female has a brown face, purplish green plumage, blue circle around each eye and duller red below.

The Narina Trogon is distributed through forests across Africa, from Sierra Leone to eastern South Africa (including Sibuya Game Reserve). It nests in tree hollows. The diet consists mainly of insects and other small invertebrates.

The beautiful ‘Narina’ trogon was named after Narina, the Khoikhoi mistress of the French ornithologist François Le Vaillant.

Widespread throughout its large range, the Narina Trogon is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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