Habitat and Ecology
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Some populations are afforded protection by national parks, e.g. in the Sierra de Baoruco. Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor the population regularly. Effectively protect national parks holding populations of this species. Encourage forms of agriculture which do not require forest clearance. Discourage charcoal production in native forests. Raise awareness of the uniqueness of the species and discourage hunting.
The Hispaniolan trogon (Priotelus roseigaster) is a species of bird in the Trogonidae family. It is the national bird of Haiti. It is found on the island of Hispaniola shared by Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and what is now heavily degraded forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. It has been sighted in the upper altitudes in the forests of Haiti's mountain ranges and is confined to several areas in the country's protected areas.
- American Ornithologists' Union. Check-list of North American Birds - Trogoniformes. Accessed on April 17, 2009.
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