Trogons are residents of tropical forests worldwide 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 are generally not migratory, although some species undertake partial local movements.
Trogons have soft, often colourful, feathers with distinctive male and female plumage. They nest in holes dug into trees or termite nests.