This fun Costa Rica design, featuring some of the country's most beautiful birds, is shown here on a comfortable classic baseball jersey for women, made from 100% super-soft ring-spun cotton by Bella. The design is also available... Read more »
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).
Details & Statistics
The Resplendent Quetzal is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be experiencing a moderately rapid population decline, owing to widespread deforestation. Monitoring is required to confirm the rate of decline, and the results could lead to uplisting to a higher threat category.
Cute gifts with this bird
Designs with this bird
Earlier this year, teacher Danielle asked us if we could provide her with images of our Birdorable birds to use in her classroom at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Of course we were happy to oblige! The class is using a Birdorable bird for each letter of the... Read more »