Meet The Malabar Trogan – The Fashionista Of The Bird World

The Malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) is a beautiful brightly coloured bird.

The male has a black head and a crimson red underside.

The female is more of an olive-brown and less striking than the male, as common with many bird species.

Malabar trogons have a diet of insects and fruits.

They are found in the forests of Sri Lanka and peninsular India.

The birds have a low, guttural call that can only be heard in close proximity.

They often perch still on concealed branches, making them hard to spot, despite their colourful plumage.

The stunning colour combination of their feathers is like something out of fashion week!

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Written by Alice Joan