Resplendent Quetzal

Scientific name: Pharomachrus mocinno
Conservation status: Near threatened
Size: 36 to 40 cm, plus up to 65 cm tail streamer

The resplendent quetzal is a member of the trogon family and has to be up there as a bird I would most like to see. I may have missed my opportunity when I visited Guatemala a few ago, but one day it may happen.

Painted using a mixture of watercolour, gouache, pencil colour and ink pen.

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