Harpactes erythrocephalus is a medium-sized and robust trogon measuring up to 34 cm long. It is commonly known as red-headed trogon as the male has a red coloured head. In comparison, the female has a brown head and brownish cinnamon breast. Both sexes have broad white crescent across the breast and purplish blue orbital skin. The juvenile of red-headed trogon is almost similar to the female, but it has a rufescent head, breast and upperparts. This species occurs in the oriental region which encompasses the eastern Himalaya, and southern China through Southeast Asia to Sumatra and can be found in montane and lower montane elevations between 700 m and 2000 m, often perching in the middle storey. [Source: MyBIS].
These photos of the red-headed trogon was taken during my last trip to Fraser's Hill on 22/10/2021, with some friends from Klang Valley, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka & Terengganu. I'm so blessed to be greeted by a pair of male and female red-headed trogon, although the female just for a short while.
Name: Red-headed trogon (male)
Scientific: Harpactes erythrocephalus
Malay: Kesumba Gunung / Kesumba Kepala-merah
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a1 + SEL200600G
Location: Fraser's Hill, Pahang
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