Distrita knows that you love animals, so today we’ll talk of the exotic bird Quetzal.
The quetzal lives in the high mountain cloud forests ranging from southwestern Mexico to Panama.
It is a bird of 36-38 cm in size. The feathers added from 38 to 76 cm in the queue. The beak of the male is yellow, the female only half yellow. The male is unmistakable, the color of its plumage is bright golden green, with a rounded crest and flat on the sides and tail extraordinary, consisting of elongated feathers, the lower chest and belly is scarlet, the inner surface of the tail is white. The female is less colorful, has no long tail and its color is a duller green, bushy crest and tan; chest metallic green and red belly.
One of their typical habitats is in the Quetzal Biotope in Purulhá, Sierra de las Minas, also Cuchumatanes, in the Sierra de Chama and Chelem-ha.
The quetzal has the characteristics of great hunter, has a stalking behavior. By perching on branches, carefully looking around and finding the fruit, suddenly throws in his direction, he takes flight and then eats it. It is a very unique feature that only during flight takes their food.
This species is endangered due to habitat loss and hunting. and you knew of the existence of this beautiful bird?
Have a look at this amazing video.