Resplendent Quetzal

Resplendent Quetzal

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Species:P. mocinno

Scientific Name: 

Pharomachrus mocinno


About the Resplendent Quetzal

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Feeding habitsResplendent quetzals are considered specialized fruit-eaters, although they mix their diet with insects, frogs, and lizards.

Visual description: Blueish-green back, tail, and head feathers. A dark red chest and a lighter under belly with white feathers on the underside of the wings. 

Location:Found in the most southern parts of North America and in Central America.

Information and Fun facts: This bird was considered divine by ancient Mayan and Aztecs. It was also a part of Mesoamerican mythology. This beautiful bird can be either green or blueish. It also has one of the longest tails for a bird.

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We don’t have any videos of this elusive bird yet, but our videographers are on the lookout, and we hope to capture some good footage on one of our forays into the jungle.

Become part of the 'Butterfly Effect'

Why Pierella? What is a Pierella?

The Pierella is a butterfly native to Costa Rica – Pierella hevina.
This small creature is behind the theory of the ‘Butterfly Effect’
that states small efforts can result in far reaching outcomes.

Restoring rainforest results in these ‘Butterfly Effects’:
Biodiversity; carbon capture; ecosystem services;
sustainability; and wildlife corridors.