Resplendent Quetzal ~ Bird of Paradise ,from the Rain Forests of Costa Rica. The Quetzal bird is considered so valuable that the term is also used as the "currency" of Guatemala! I was so impressed by that!
Remember having parakeets growing up. They and parrots have always been part of the family. Currently have a Green cheeked conure who is just a joy to play with. As another pinner stated, it is "a privilege" to be friends with an animal.
Photographer takes perfect snap of kingfisher after 6 years trying