French: Quetzal brillant German: Glanztrogon Spanish: Quetzal fúlgido
Guiana? = northern Venezuela
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. festatus
Bangs, 1899 – Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and adjacent areas in N Colombia.
P. f. fulgidus
(Gould, 1838) – N Venezuela (Coastal Range).
33 cm. Male of nominate race has yellow bill, bronzy golden-green head with very small frontal crest, glossy emerald-green upperparts and breast, red lower breast to... read more
Calls a loud “kirra” or “kirra, kip”, and variable “kieer, kip-kip-... read more
Middle levels and canopy of humid forest, cloudforest, borders, clearings, second-growth woodland,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries. Observed sallying to pluck fruit from trees.
Birds in breeding condition in Jan–Apr; nest-cavities located in Mar and Aug. Nest in dead stub, trunk or limb, sometimes in old... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Caripe-Paria Region EBA, Cordillera de la Costa Central EBA and Santa Marta Mountains EBA.... read more
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