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Resplendent Quetzal Photo in Aguacatillo Tree   Pharomachrus mocinno 

Foto de Quetzal Resplandeciente o Quetzal Centroamericana en Aguacatillo

© 2008 Peter W.Wendelken

The Aguacatillo fruit in this tree is a major component in the diet of the Resplendent Quetzal and the quetzals in this area were actively feeding on aguacatillos the day of this photo. The quetzals were using the technique of flying to the fruit, grasping the fruit during a brief hover, and then dropping with the detached fruit in the bill.

 

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Respendent Quetzal in Aguacatillo Tree, Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica