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The Quetzal is a medium sized bird 36-40 cm long. The male also has a serpentine tail up to 65 cm long. It has a weight of approximately 210 g. this bird feeds mostly on wild avocados insects and small vertebrates. It is only found in the cloud forests,in elevations of 1500 mosl to 2800 mosl. Consider the protector of the progenitor gods in the mayan culture(There was only immobility, and silence in the darkness ... Only the creator, Tepeu, Gucumatz, ... the progenitors. They were hidden under green and blue feathers...) Popol Vuh This is one of the most colorful birds of the new tropics, and the national birds in Guatemala.
Dense cloud forest some few times seen in edges of forest close to gardens. Seen in the forest of Barva Volcano. Heredia Costa Rica