Conservation status: NEAR THREATENED
Common name: Diard’s trogon
Scientific name: Harpactes diardii
Diet: caterpillars, beetles, stick- insects, locustids and other orthoptera, fruits
Length: 34 cm
Weight: 101 grams
The Diard’s trogon (Harpactes diardii) is a species of bird in the family Trogonidae. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
Males are black headed and breasted with a pink breast line. Females are brown headed and breasted with pink under parts. The Diard’s trogon eats caterpillars, beetles, stick- insects, locustids and other Orthoptera, and fruits.
The Diard’s trogon breeding times range from February to August. February to mid-May in Malaysia; Mid-May to August in Borneo.
- BirdLife International (2012). “Harpactes diardii“. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.