The family Trogonidae includes 2 species found in North America.
Trogons occur in tropical and subtropical forests and woodlands from the lowlands to 3500 meters. Some extend into temperate regions. Trogons are among the most colorful birds. Males are red, pink, orange or yellow below, with a long, graduated tail that is black and white in most species. The upperparts of males of the American and African species are metallic green. In the Asian species the dorsum is brown. Female plumages are mainly brown or gray, some with reddish or yellowish tints on the lower abdomen. Bill is short, broad at the base and the culmen is curved.
Food is mainly insects, usually taken on the wing by hovering before a leaf or branch to pick off the prey. Some insects are taken in flight. They also eat small arthropods and fruits. Some species may take small frogs and lizards. The fruit-eating quetzals have flatter bills than other trogons.
Trogons nests in cavities in trees, decayed stumps, excavated in the occupied nests of arboreal termites or wasps or in hollows formed by epiphytes. Eggs white, cream, buff, brown, pale blue or pale green. Clutch size is 2-4. Incubation 17-19 days. The young are naked at hatching.
Trogons - Patuxent Bird ID Center