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The Chocó trogon (Trogon comptus), also known as the white-eyed trogon or blue-tailed trogon, is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It is found in humid lowland forest in western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.
A study done in 2008 suggests that the genus Trogon originated in Central America then worked its way to South America. Female trogon can be separated into two different groups. One group having brown breasts and heads while the others have grey breasts and heads. Males have red or yellow underparts with large eyes, stout hooked bills, short wings, and long, squared-off, strongly graduated tails. Also they have black and white tail-feather markings which form a distinct set of patters on the underside. Males have richly colored metallic plumage and metallic on their upper body.
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