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Quetzal

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  • 1. QUETZALCarla Durán Tzompantzin
  • 2. Quetzal The quetzals (Pharomachrus) belong tothe family of trogons (Trogonidae). Has a vertical crest of feathers on thehead, a black tail with white outer feathers,very long green feathers coverage of morethan 70 cm. His body is green metallic gold, blackwings with metallic green and deep redabdomen
  • 3. Characteristics They have a varied diet, includingmany fruits insects and frogs. Itshabitat is the mountainous jungle inwet spaces. Usually lay two eggs(pale blue) per clutch in a hole in atree.
  • 4. History This bird has a role in pre-Hispanicand modern mythology of the region.The chief priests and elders kingswore headdresses of quetzalfeathers. In the Nahuatl word quetzalmeans precious or beautiful, in voicesother Mesoamerican meaning sacredor erected
  • 5. Dangers In Mexico the species is listed under thecategory of endangered. Quetzal populations in most of itsgeographical distribution, are declining dueto loss and fragmentation of mountainforests and illegal trafficking. The drasticreduction in reproductive habitat is thegreatest threat to the long-term persistenceof the species, and this is more evident inthose areas without conservation tools and

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