The trogons have soft, colorful, feathers with definite male and female plumage. As an adult bird the Trogon stands about 25 – 35 cm tall with short rounded gray wings a short yellow, wide beak, short neck and large eyes that help the bird to find food in the dark woodlands. On its face it has a black mask and a dull colored eye ring, a green chest, head and back. Across its chest it has a white stripe, and its stomach and the bottom of its tail is red. Their long tail is squared at the end. The female's plumage is paler than the male's.
They generally perch stiff and straight on a sycamore tree branch or on some stream side tree. Trogons are birds of the woods, inhabiting areas in the lowlands to the mountain forests. Trogons live in pairs or alone.
The word trogon is Greek for ‘nibbling’ and refers to the fact that these birds gnaw holes in trees to make their nests. They nest in holes in trees or termite nests, laying white or pastel colored eggs. They feed on insects and fruit, and their broad bills and weak legs reflect their diet and arboreal habits. Although their flight is fast, they are reluctant to fly any distance. Trogons do not migrate.