Resplendent Quetzal
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 Gallery: Denny Granstrand's Digiscoped Photos  Album: Birds, and other animals, of Costa Rica  Album: The birds of Trogon Lodge and the Savegre Valley. Trogon Lodge sits at 7000 feet elevation in the cloud forest about 70 kilometers, by road, south of San Jose.   
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Male Resplendent Quetzal, with its streaming upper tail covert feathers, near its nest in the Savegre Valley.
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Another photo of the male Respledent Quetzal, thought by many to be the most beautiful bird in the Western Hemisphere.
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The female Resplendent Quetzal is quite beautiful but lacks the long upper tail covert feathers.
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The female Resplendent Quetzal has returned to the nest area with food for the chicks.
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The upper tail covert feather of the male Resplendent Quetzal hangs out of the nest when it babysits the chicks.
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A male Resplendent Quetzal stands out against the splendor of the cloud forest.
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 Gallery: Denny Granstrand's Digiscoped Photos  Album: Birds, and other animals, of Costa Rica  Album: The birds of Trogon Lodge and the Savegre Valley. Trogon Lodge sits at 7000 feet elevation in the cloud forest about 70 kilometers, by road, south of San Jose.   
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