Striking trogon with an extensive blue gape and a similarly-colored patch above the eye. Male has a brilliantly scarlet rump and underparts. Female has an orangish rump, a yellow breast, and a pinkish-red belly. Both sexes have a dark head (paler in females) and densely barred wings. Inhabits broadleaved evergreen forests from lowlands up into the foothills. Forages from a perch, but typically sits quite still and acts sluggish. Gives a rapidly accelerating series of squeaks.