Golden-headed Quetzal male, perched on a fallen tree

Golden-headed Quetzal male, perched on a fallen tree
Species: Golden-headed Quetzal   Pharomachrus auriceps
Subspecies: auriceps
Author: Jieles van Baalen
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Added to IBC: 2 Aug 2016 - 14:48
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Altitude (m): 
496 meters


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Jieles van Baalen, IBC1254970. Accessible at

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Jieles van Baalen, IBC1254970. Photo of Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps at Manu National Park, Peru. Accessible at

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