Male Crested Quetzal

Male Crested Quetzal
Species: Crested Quetzal   Pharomachrus antisianus
Author: Roger Ahlman
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Added to IBC: 5 May 2017 - 01:50
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Altitude (m): 
2197 meters


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Roger Ahlman, IBC1373815. Accessible at

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Roger Ahlman, IBC1373815. Photo of Crested Quetzal Pharomachrus antisianus at Cabañas San Isidro, Ecuador. Accessible at

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