Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guatemalan Quetzal

Here is Professor Jakob (age 5-1/2) showing off his Passports Club Resplendent Quetzal...the national bird of Guatemala.  The other new study countries and their national birds?

Yemen = golden winged grosbeak
Jamaica = Doctor bird (or swallowtail hummingbird)
Bhutan = Raven

The real thing:

(this image © Nick Athanas of Tropical Birding,
Resplendent Quetzal, Costa Rica, Savegre 16-Mar-2005)

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