- Buteo ridgwayi
- Birds of Prey
The Resplendent Quetzal is a spectacular bird in the trogon family that lives in Central America from southern Mexico to northern Panama. It is 14 inches long with a tail that can be up to 25 inches long.
They have a green body and red breast. The male has a helmet-shaped crest and a yellow beak, while the female's beak is black.
The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala where it is even pictured on the flag and it is the name of the local currency (the Guatemalan quetzal).
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 28 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Pharomachrus mocinno|
|Birdorable Family||Trogons, Cotingas & Compadres|
(as of 15 July 2015)
14 to 39 inches