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Resplendent Quetzal

Pharomachrus mocinno


I was very excited to finally find this species, was posing great time for us.


At the edge of Tapantí National Park.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

A splendid bird indeed!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

armadeus.4 9 years ago

Gorgeous series Rolando! A wonderful spotting for you :) Thank you for sharing!

Desmond.E.S.O 9 years ago

Truly An Indescribable Spotting!

jeslowery 9 years ago

awesome find!

JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago

Unbelievable bird! This would an excellent SOTD!

CalebSteindel 9 years ago


The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Very nice! I know how good it feels to see them because it takes a long time of waiting very quietly near the nest until they decide to come in and out and then this happens in just a few seconds. I saw them the past year in Paraiso Quetzal, San Gerardo de Dota. An unforgettable experience! :-)

RolandoMarínMonge 9 years ago

you're right, it was really magical!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

What a special find! And with video!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Beautiful series of this magical bird Rolando!

RolandoMarínMonge 9 years ago

Thanks Doreen!

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago


San José, San José, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 21, 2015
Submitted on Feb 25, 2015

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