Monday, 23 June 2008

Photo of the Day #12: Resplendent Quetzal

Male resplendent quetzal (stuffed mounted specimen)
Pharomachrus mocinno De la Llave, 1832
Trogonidae; Trogoniformes; Aves; Chordata
Cambridge Zoology Museum
June 2008

Note the blue/green/violet iridescence on the feathers that give the bird its name. The male's tail (not all of it is visible in this picture, not a wide enough lens!) is almost twice the length of his head and body.

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