French: Quetzal antisien German: Kammtrogon Spanish: Quetzal crestado
Mountains of N Colombia and NW Venezuela (Sierra de Perijá) S along Andes to Ecuador, Peru and WC Bolivia.
33–34 cm. Male with orange-yellow bill, metallic green head with short forehead crest; unique in genus, iris red; plumage metallic emerald-green, with lower breast to... read more
Song apparently undocumented, but probably very similar to that of P. mocinno; call a loud... read more
Middle levels to subcanopy of humid upper tropical and subtropical forest, cloudforest, edge, and... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries, but also insects, lizards, frogs. Most often seen in trees with larger fruit such as Persea and Ocotea... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Feb–Jun. Nest in hole in dead tree or limb. No further details known.
In Colombia, downslope displacement to c.1000 m appears to occur on Pacific slope in Jun–Aug.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Reckoned to be fairly common generally in much of range. However, rather uncommon in Colombia, where present in Cueva de los Guácharos... read more
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