Typically beautiful green-and-red trogon. The bottom of the tail is heavily barred black-and-white, and this pattern can also be seen along the edges of the top of the tail. Found in moist montane forest. Usually seen singly or in pairs. Quiet and inconspicuous bird of the mid-story. Usually detected by song: a series of 6-15 downslurred “teew” notes, which becomes louder as the series progresses. Separated from other African trogons by the barred tail.