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Costa Rica

The Resplendant Quetzal

The spectacular iridescent plumage of the Resplendent Quetzal, a bird of the cloud forest and the sacred bird of the Maya.

The male has a crested head, glittering green back, maroon lower breast shading to a bright crimson belly and dramatic 25" streamers that trail as it flies.

Like other trogons, the quetzal is a secretive forest bird, but often stays on a favoured perch for a long time-giving good opportunities for lengthy views.

It is easiest to see in the March-June nesting season.

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