Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocino)
It is probably, the bird with the most magnificent plumage among trogons. Its beauty was evaluated by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs, who covered inside their temples with the feathers of this bird. The long green tail feathers well mask the bird that usually sits almost motionless perched amidst dense tropical forest. The adults feed on fruit, seeds and buds of plants. The name of the bird comes from the name of the ancient serpent-god Quetzalcoatl.