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Slaty-tailed Trogon Trogon massena

Daniel Horton
Version: 1.0 — Published October 31, 2014


The IUCN Red List status of Slaty-tailed Trogon is Least Concern due to its large range (a distribution of 493,000 km2 according to BirdLife International 2014). It is considered Threatened under Mexican law (NOM-059 SEMARNAT 2010). Slaty-tailed Trogon also is a species of high concern to Partners in Flight (Berlanga et al. 2010). Based on determinations of habitat loss, Berlanga et al. (2010) estimated that 50% or more of its population has been lost in Mexico during the last century.

Effects of human activity on populations

Slaty-tailed Trogon is dependent on threatened tropical evergreen forest habitats. The primary threats to this species are logging of mature forests, and habitat conversion for agriculture.

Recommended Citation

Horton, D. (2014). Slaty-tailed Trogon (Trogon massena), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.slttro1.01