UGANDA BIRDING SAFARI GUIDE
The Narina Trogon
If you are Planning a Uganda Birding Safari. Then plan to enjoy the Narina Trogon.
In this section of the Uganda Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Narina Trogons that
could help you enjoy your Bird watching tour to Africa.
You will find information about:
Where to find the Narina Trogon (Apaloderma narina)
The Narina Trogon is a spectacular long-tailed bird with bright red and green plumage found in Mpanga forest.
Although this bird has these beautiful colors it can be hard to see it.
The Narina Trogon makes short silent undulating flights and like the bar-tailed trogon,
it also sits still for long periods often high in the canopy.
Mpanga forest is well known for the narinas and they are distributed according to abundance of the niche in the area.
You can visit Mpanga forest if you want to watch these birds.
The Narina Trogon has a height of 30cm, in both sexes.
The adult male is vivid green above with a green throat and upper breast, red belly and a blue-green tail.
The outer feathers of the tail are white.
The female is duller and has a varied buff-brown fore crown, throat and breast.
The under tail pattern and calls are important in differentiating the two types of trogon.
In their habitat
Narina Trogons are common residents of forests and richer woodland and you can find them either as singles or in pairs.
They have a strong vocal which is repeated and crooned krooo-krooo-krrroo.
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