The Resplendent Quetzal – Pharomachrus moccino is a fairly common resident of forested or partly forested mountains from Cordillera de Tilarán South to Panamá. The altitudinal range is from 4,000ft (1,200m) in Cordillera de Tilarán, and from 5,000ft (1,500m) to over 10,000ft (3,000m) in Cordilleras Central and de Talamanca. Their altitudinal migration obeys availability of fruit for feeding.
The Quetzal´s Nest: The Quetzal carves a woodpecker like, unlined cavity with a single entrance in decaying trunk in the forest or nearby clearing.
The Eggs of the Quetzal: The female lays 2 eggs, pale blue in the period from March to June. Often 2 broods.
Size: 14” (36cm), plus up to 25” (64cm) for male streamers; 210g