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„A male resplendent quetzal perches on a cloud forest branch.“ by National Geographic

El Quetzal, hermosa ave  de gran valor para los aztecas y mayas  con sus plumas esta formado en su mayoria el penacho de moctezuma y  en sus tiempos sus plumajes eran usados como moneda por el gran valor con el que se le consideraba.

The Quetzal, beautiful bird of great value to the Aztecs and Mayans with their feathers mostly consists in the plume of Montezuma and his times their feathers were used as currency by the great value that will be considered.


“I am living, breathing freedom” ~ Hiroko Sakai Photo by David El Pacha * Quetzal in flight over jungle in Chiapas, Mexico lis

Waterfall Feathers Quetzal Bird Art Print by BlackInkArtz on Etsy, $12.00

Quetzal Art - Bird Art Print - Wall Art - Waterfall Feathers by Black Ink Art

Into the gray  Photo by nadeika

Black and White Photograph by Nadya Kulagina The winning shot of 2014 Underwater Photography Photo Contest in Wide angle divers category from Nadya Kulagina, Russian underwater photographer.

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The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama.

Resplendent Quetzal  rainforest project

Resplendent Quetzal rainforest project


Mating Ritual: James's Flamingo by szeke Flamingos at Nakuru by uzi yachin Flight of the firebirds! by rainbinder Lesser Flamingo flock by rainbinder A wall of pink!

Sea-weed frozen in ice. Mongolia: steppe, yaks, yurts and nomads | travel diaries of N.

Sea-weed frozen in ice. Mongolia: steppe, yaks, yurts and nomads

turquoise-browed motmot flying

Lilac-Breasted Roller~This bird (and the other species of rollers) get their name from their impressive courtship flight, a fast, shallow dive from considerable elevation with a rolling or fast rocking motion, accompanied by loud raucous calls.

I don't know why; but I find this picture breathtaking

Beautiful blue birds perched on dark brown branches against a gray sky. What great color contrasts!