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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trogonidae.


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  • Described by many ornithologists as "the most spectacular bird in the New World", the resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) was first reported in the scientific literature in the nineteenth century.

    Did You Know? Quetzal Dancers in Puebla, Mexico

  • Birds include Xiphocolaptes promeropirhyncus sanctamartae and the "trepatroncos" Lepidocolptes lacrymiger sanctamartae, Myoborus flavivertex, Pyrrhura viridicata, Ramphomicron dorsale, Oxypogon guerinii cyanolaemus, Lafresnaya lafresnayi liriope, and the Pharomachrus fulgidus festatus.

    Santa Marta montane forests

  • The best known species from this region and conservation symbols for their cloud forest habitats are the resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), whose brilliant green and crimson plumage is the national emblem of Guatemala, and the horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus, EN), a large bird – sole representative of its genus – with a distinctive red horn protruding from the top of its head.

    Biological diversity in Mesoamerica

  • Some bird species restricted to this ecoregion or found in few other places in Amazonia include ashy-tailed swifts (an austral migrant, Chaetura andrei), blue-tufted starthroats (Heliomaster furcifer), pavonine quetzals (Pharomachrus pavoninus), white-eared jacamars (Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis), endemic ochre-striped antpittas (Grallaria dignissima), curassows (Mitu salvini), a terrestrial bird, and golden-winged tody-flycatchers (Todirostrum calopterum).

    Solimões-Japurá moist forest

  • Tachyphonus spp.), woodcreepers (Xyphorhynchus spp.), resplendent quetzals (Pharomachrus mocinno), 15 species of curassows (Crax spp.,

    Purus-Madeira moist forests


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