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San Gerardo de Dota, San Jose
Costa Rica


Make Nikon D2X
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-200 mm f/2.8G   at 400 mm
Exposure 1/400 s, f/2.8, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 640 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Quetzal Dutch  Quetzal
Italian  Quetzal risplendente Spanish  Quetzal Guatemalteco


Resplendent Quetzals are weak fliers. Their known predators include the Ornate Hawk-Eagle and owls as adults, Emerald Toucanets, Brown Jays, Long-tailed Weasels, Squirrels, and the Kinkajou as predators of nestlings or eggs. They are classed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List.


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Resplendent Quetzal male
Pharomachrus mocinno
Quetzal resplendissant

Jean-Michel PAULUS