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Went to Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago to scout for a potential 2013 photo tour.

Hard to forget the thrill of seeing these in wild in Costa Rica

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Murfs Wildlife: Resplendent Quetzal from Costa Rica  by John N Murphy    via Live Happily

Murfs Wildlife: Resplendent quetzal bokeh photography bird with long green tail

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The large [32cm/13”long] solitary Quetzel of Trogon family found in Costa Rica forests & woodlands, especially in humid highlands-are slightly bigger than other trogon species, with iridescent green/ golden-green wing coverts, back, chest & head, with a red belly, are strongly sexually dimorphic, with a brown or grey female. They feed on fruits, berries, insects & small vertebrates (such as frogs). Despite their bright plumage, they can be surprisingly difficult to see in their wooded…

Costa Rica offers best bird watching in the world with plenty of rainforest birding adventures and ecotourism excursions including the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Resplendent Quetzal, Pharomachrus mocinno, Paraiso Quetzal, Los Santos Forest Reserve, Costa Rica (02/15/13)

Many count Quetzal among the most beautiful and ornate bird species in the Western Hemisphere, and the natives were so awestricken by their striking beauty that they referred to them as "The Rare Jewel Birds of the World." Shared via

Colorful Bird s |Look out for the elusive Quetzal in Costa Rica. The national bird of Guatemala; it is an iconic bird in all of Latin America.

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From palm-fringed beaches to tropical rainforests and wildlife-rich national parks, Costa Rica is home to all creatures great and small. And admiring the strikingly coloured quetzal or the gravelly roar of the howler monkey is becoming easier; on 27 April, British Airways reintroduces non-stop flights from Gatwick to Costa Rica’s capital, San José, on the heels of Thomson Airways, which resumed flights from Gatwick to Liberia, on the north-west coast.    Slow and steady

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The Resplendent Quetzal. I was fortunate enough to spot one of these when I visited Costa Rica. Breathtaking!

The Resplendent Quetzal. I didn't see one while I was in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Next time, I will plan the trip around the best times to view Quetzals as our guide recommended.

Quetzal: when in Costa Rica, we heard this bird in the wild. The natives thought it was a beautiful sound, but we found it very sad, like the sound of a wounded puppy.

fairy-wren: resplendent quetzal (photo by todd gustafson) Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them.