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Pharomachrus mocinno Male Pharomachrus mocinno,Resplendent quetzal Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Beautiful scene! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you Lisa. Greetings! Posted one month ago
  2. Stunning! That berry looks huge. I wonder if it picked it apart or swallowed it whole. Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you Christine! That berry was for the chick Posted one month ago
      1. Wow!! Posted one month ago
  3. Ridiculously perfect :) Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you so much my friend, very kind of you Posted one month ago
  4. Such a stunning bird, the photographer sure did it justice! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you Wesley, it´s a real jewel from the forest Posted one month ago

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The resplendent quetzal /ketSAHL/ is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama . It is well known for its colorful plumage. There are two subspecies, ''P. m. mocinno'' and ''P. m. costaricensis''.

This quetzal plays an important role in Mesoamerican mythologies. The resplendent quetzal is Guatemala's national bird, and an image of it is on the flag and coat of arms of Guatemala. It is also the name of the local currency .

Similar species: Trogons And Quetzals
Species identified by Minor Torres
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Uploaded May 9, 2021. Captured May 9, 2021 12:03.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm