Resplendent quetzal

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Resplendent quetzal
A male
Resplendent Quetzal female.jpg
Female at nest hole
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Pharomachrus
P. mocinno
Binomial name
Pharomachrus mocinno
La Llave, 1832

P. m. costaricensis
P. m. mocinno

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Range of P. mocinno

The resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocino) is a bird from Central America. It is well known for its colorful plumage.

It plays an important role in Mesoamerican mythology. The resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala. It is represented on the country's flag and coat of arms. It is also the name of its local currency.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Pharomachrus mocinno". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.