The Surucua varied (Trogon surrucura) is a bird in the trogoniforme Trogonidae family. Also known as Surucua-breasted blue, turkey-shock, paw-shock (MG) and chest-of-girl. u
Measured approximately 26 inches in length. It has two subspecies with colored belly and distinct eyelids:
Trogon surrucura surrucura (recorded in southern Mato Grosso and Goiás, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul, northeastern Argentina and Paraguay) has red belly and oranges eyelids;
Couples subspecies of individuals (males and females left to the right in all cases):
Trogon surrucura aurantius (found from Bahia to Rio de Janeiro and eastern Minas Gerais) has orange belly and yellow-orange eyelids.
Both subspecies have sexual dimorphism male with head and chest bluish, green back and white speckled wings. Females and immatures are gray.
It feeds on insects, worms, molluscs and fruits especially the palm-jussara.
It nests in arboreal termite mounds, with the couple excavating the mound intact. Born on average 2 puppies who vocalize all the time, even when parents are not feeding (Personal observation).
It inhabits forests and savannas.