pharomachrus

Male Resplendant Quetzal by Kojo_46 on Flickr.

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno). Taken at San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica at the Quetzal Education Research Station operated the the Biology Department of Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma. This male is sitting in a wild avocado tree (lauraceae) its favorite food. They are frugiverous swallowing the fruit whole and later regurgitating the large pit.