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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 210 mm
Exposure 1/400 s, f/2.8, ISO 800 
Image size 443 x 667 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Trogoniformes   Family  Trogonidae

Deutsch  Quetzal Dutch  Quetzal
Italian  Quetzal risplendente Spanish  Quetzal Guatemalteco


The Quetzal, from southern Mexico to Bolivia, was the sacred bird of the ancient Mayas and Aztecs; today it is the national emblem of Guatemala. The word "quetzal" came from Nahuatl (Aztec).

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Resplendent Quetzal male
Pharomachrus mocinno
Quetzal resplendissant

Jean-Michel PAULUS