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Resplendent quetzal

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Resplendent quetzal
A male
Female at nest hole
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
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

Range of P. mocinno

The resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) 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.