Any one of numerous species of beautiful tropical birds belonging to the family Trogonidæ. They are noted for the brilliant colors and the resplendent luster of their plumage.
forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails
a chunky, squarish bird with a long, rectangular tail and short, wide bill
The trogons and quetzals are birds in the order Trogoniformes which contains only one family, the Trogonidae. Alternatively, they might constitute a member of the basal radiation of the order Coraciiformes (Johansson & Ericson, 2003). The word "trogon" is Greek for "nibbling" and refers to the fact that these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests.
Trogon is a genus of near passerine birds in the trogon family. Its members occur in the New World--see family account for details.