LC
Mountain Trogon Trogon mexicanus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass 71.0 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,240,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2008
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.3 - - -

Population justification: Partners in Flight estimate the total population to number 50,000-499,999 individuals (A. Panjabi in litt. 2008).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
El Salvador N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Nicaragua U Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Guatemala Antigua Guatemala
Guatemala Atitlan
Guatemala Cerro Miramundo
Guatemala Cuchumatanes
Guatemala Cuilco
Guatemala Sacranix
Guatemala Santiaguito Volcano
Guatemala Sierra de las Minas - Motagua
Guatemala Yalijux
Honduras Celaque
Honduras Cerro Azul Meambar
Honduras Comayagua
Honduras Güisayote
Honduras La Botija
Honduras La Tigra
Honduras Montaña de Yoro
Mexico Bosque La Primavera
Mexico Bosques Montanos de Zacapoaxtla y Zautla
Mexico Cerro El Viejo – Puerto Purificación
Mexico Corredor de Barrancas de la Sierra Madre Occidental
Mexico La Encrucijada
Mexico Papigochi
Mexico Quebradas de Sinaloa, Nayarit y Durango
Mexico Selvas Naryaritas
Mexico Sierra de Atoyac y Bosques de Niebla de la Costa Grande
Mexico Sierra de Zongolica y Tenango
Mexico Tlanchinol y bosques de montaña del noreste de Hidalgo

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 800 - 3500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 600 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Trogon mexicanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2019.