quetzal bird


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Noun1.quetzal bird - large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumagequetzal bird - large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage
trogon - forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails
genus Pharomacrus, Pharomacrus - a genus of Trogonidae
Pharomacrus mocino, resplendent quetzel, resplendent trogon - very rare Central American bird; the national bird of Guatemala
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As a composite of a rattlesnake and the quetzal bird, this Aztec creation god's imagery is as varied as the many legends that exist about him in the Mesoamerican pantheon.
The Quetzal bird takes her to visit the Ghana countryside in West Africa, where she helps the local children harvest chocolate--collecting fruit, opening its pods, scooping out the pulp, gathering the cocoa beans, leaving them covered with banana leaves for a week, finally drying them in the sun and packing them in sacks.
Edgerton says of Lubman's idea, "He's trying to make a lot out of the quetzal bird, which was much admired by the Maya, but mainly so they could kill it to get its tail feathers for their helmets.
Costa Rica's newfound eco-consciousness has spawned a whole host of private entrepreneurial preserves, like the Quetzal Farm in mountainous rural Los Santos, where the brilliant red-breasted, green-bodied quetzal bird - considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world can be glimpsed through field glasses, calmly preening its feathers.