Quetzal is a medium-sized bird that inhabits the humid tropical rain forests of Central America, from southern Mexico to Panama. There are six subspecies of Quetzal distributed in different geographical locations, including crested crown, blond crown, white pointed crown, pavni crown, ear crown and the most famous golden crown, all of which belong to the cuckoo bird family. Quetzal is a very colorful animal with metallic feathers. It is one of the most beautiful birds in the world. They are best known for their male long tail feathers.
Quetzal is a very bright bird. Except for the dark red on the chest and abdomen, most of its body shows bright metallic green or blue. Male Quetzal have a unique cluster of golden yellow feathers. They have a crown on their head. They grow very long and can grow to one meter long. Although females don’t grow that long, their color is similar to that of males, and their feathers are not so bright. Crimson breasts are darker, even gray, with gray or bronze heads and green edges. Like other members of the cuckoo family, Quetzal’s feet are unique. Each foot has two forward toes and two backward toes to help Quetzal perch in high trees.