Resplendent Quetzal

This morning at 5:15 I head out with my guide Marina in his pickup to where he knows that the Quetzal feeds for breakfast. We get there and sure enough, by the time the sun provides enough light, they’re having breakfast and perching in various trees. At our spot we saw 2 males and 2 females. You can frequently see them at Monteverde but almost always here in San Gerardo de Dota. I waited until this morning because the hotel was full over the weekend and thus I had the guide to myself, solo!

Male Resplendent Quetzal

Female Resplendent Quetzal

NOTE: This is the national bird of Guatemala, but if you want to see one, it easier find in Costa Rica! 🙂

¡Pura Vida!

6 Replies to “Resplendent Quetzal”

  1. This bird is beautiful and its feathers are gorgeous. I am surprised that you didn’t see the feathers in a lady’s hat before you saw the male perched in the tree. I am so pleased you found the birds and took such a great photograph(s). Thank you for sharing them and for providing your daily briefings.

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