Resplendent Quetzal

Resplendent Quetzal

  • Scientific Name: Pharomachrus mocinno
  • Appearance: They are known for their striking colors, varying from a bright green to a blue teal on its back and tail feathers. The breast and belly of females are a soft grey; in males, the chest is a bright red and the belly is grey. Their bodies are on average from 8 to 14 inches long, their tail feathers range from 14 to 24 inches long.
  • Range: The Resplendent Quetzal habitat includes Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Panama.
  • Why they are disappearing: This species is endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. Their natural habitat is being turned agricultural land, removing the trees that they depend on.

Resplendent Quetzal

alternate view of the Resplendent Quetzal

alternate view of the Resplendent Quetzal

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