Male RESPLENDENT QUETZAL (Pharomachrus mocinno) - © kojo_46
The Resplendent Quetzal, is a Near Threatened bird in the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama (unlike the other quetzals of the genus Pharomachrus, which are found in South America and eastern Panama). It is well known for its colorful plumage. There are two subspecies, P. m. mocinno and P. m. costaricensis. This quetzal plays an important role in Mesoamerican mythologies.