Raven On The Mountain  - Resplendant Quetzal

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Quetzals are rather quiet birds. They have to be, as they are a major menu item for the Ornate Hawk Eagle, one of which you can hear briefly in this piece. It is hard to do this bird justice, as video imaging just does not capture the filigree feathers and various shades of green, blue, orange and red. You will have to go find one to see for yourself. Quetzals have extremely thin skin, and only a taxidermist experienced in trogons can prepare a good specimen. That's why there aren't many in the major museums.