Genus Pharomachrus


Golden-headed Quetzal - Males and females are approximately the same size, having a total length of ca. 35 cm and a weight of 160 g. as adults. Adult males are iridescent green with a golden cast to their heads, black wings, bright red bellies, and a yellow bill. The female is duller with a greyer head and lower chest and a dusky bill. Both sexes have an entirely blackish undertail unlike the Crested Quetzal.

Resplendent Quetzal - P. m. costaricensis P. m. mocinno


Pavonine Quetzal - Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Order : Trogoniformes
Family : Trogonidae
Genus : Pharomachrus