Birdorable 197: Resplendent Quetzal

Birdorable Resplendant Quetzal

We're reaching the end of our 17-day long Birdorable Bonanza. Today's new bird is this spectacular Resplendent Quetzal. Males sport very long tail streamers and a helmet-like crest. It's officially the Birdorable with the longest tail! ;) The Resplendent Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala where it is pictured on the flag. It is even the name of the local currency (the Guatemalan Quetzal). Check out these nice coins:

Flag and coins of Guatemala with the Resplendent Quetzal
Resplendent Quetzal (Male) by David Lindsey
Photo by David Lindsey (Source: Flickr)

Until the 31st of July we'll be adding a new bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza until we reach the 200th at the end of this month. Here's a preview of tomorrow's bird:

Preview of Birdorable 198


Addie Owl on July 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM wrote:
Uh, a duck? hmm, the quetzal looks cute, but i'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a peacock...
Birdorable on July 28, 2009 at 2:22 PM wrote:
Sorry Addie, we don't have a peacock planned as part of the Bonanza, but it's definitely on our list of birds to make in the near future.
JackR on July 31, 2009 at 11:32 AM wrote:
leon guzman on September 27, 2011 at 8:34 PM wrote:
i want a chiken
Spurwing Plover on November 12, 2015 at 8:41 PM wrote:
The quetzal is prettier then a peacock with a much more pleasent call
Lesley McCauley on November 15, 2016 at 6:47 AM wrote:
You might like the NZ kokako, it's a gorgeous bird.
Carson Ridd on December 10, 2016 at 2:21 PM wrote:
Looks kind of like a pintail! Cause of its tail.
Louise Warner on February 10, 2017 at 9:24 AM wrote:
a northern pintail?
Spurwing Plover on December 8, 2021 at 7:05 AM wrote:
The Quetzal appears on their Flag and Coat of Arms and their Currency is named for the Bird but its the Male who we see
Spurwing Plover on May 20, 2022 at 11:52 PM wrote:
Colored right for Christmas

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