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Trogons: Trogoniformes


Trogons eat fruits and insects, and sometimes small vertebrates (animals with backbones), although diets vary depending on the continent. African species are either exclusively insectivorous (feeding solely on insects) or carnivorous (feeding solely on meat), while species in Asia and the Americas eat both foods. Moths, butterflies, stick insects, beetles, small lizards, snails, frogs, and other similar creatures are also eaten. Trogons capture most food by hovering over prey before grabbing it from the air or off of branches. They swallow their food whole usually while sitting on a perch.

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