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Resplendent Quetzal Se merecia estar en esa BANDERA que representa a su NACIÓN

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) A perched adult male in a cloud forest.

Hard to forget the thrill of seeing these in wild in Costa Rica

Costa Rica birding tours - just get a gander at my long tail. Is it not just awesome?

El Quetzal...simplemente tan enigmático como hermoso

The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama).

The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is found from southern Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama).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

The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is found from southern Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama).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

Quetzal - Centroamérica

The Resplendent Quetzal. I didn't see one while I was in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Next time, I will plan the trip around the best times to view Quetzals as our guide recommended.

Quetzal | Guatemala | photograph by Thor Janson

I tried to ask Rosendo about the quetzal. This was supposed to mean “quetzal nest” but Rosendo just sat there smiling and nodding at me.

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