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Rupicola Guianan

The Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola) is a South American passerine about 30 cm in) in length. The bright orange male has a prominent half-moon crest, which is used is competitive displays in lek gatherings to attract a female.

IMG_0870酒紅朱雀 Taiwan Rosefinch | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Taiwan Rosefinch or Vinaceous Rosefinch (Carpodacus vinaceus) is found in China, India, Myanmar, and Nepal.

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This is the Resplendent Quetzal. The Resplendent Quetzal was considered sacred to the Mayans - so sacred, in fact, that the punishment for killing a Quetzal was death. The cutest thing ever

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Costa Rica offers best bird watching in the world with plenty of rainforest birding adventures and ecotourism excursions including the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Beautiful Hawk-headed Parrots

A wonderful Hawk-headed/Red-fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus); so beautiful!

Follow @wildlifeplanet for more amazing wildlife photos and animal nature photos @wildlifeplanet Atlantic Puffin Photo by Steve Waterhouse #WildlifeFriend by wildlifefriend

Follow @wildlifeplanet for more amazing wildlife photos and animal nature photos @wildlifeplanet Atlantic Puffin Photo by Steve Waterhouse #WildlifeFriend by wildlifefriend

Just stunning

Turquoise-browed motmot (Eumomota superciliosa) These birds strategically pluck feathers from their tails to create a unique look.

Kakapo is a rare bird of NZ, and there are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning night parrot.

Kakapo is a rare bird of NZ, and there are only 62 left in existence. The name comes from the native Maori language, meaning night parrot.

Rose Retreat — Whitehead’s Broadbill

Rose Retreat — Whitehead’s Broadbill

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The Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) is a bird in the trogon family. It is found from southern Mexico to western Panama.

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The Resplendent Quetzal. I didn't see one while I was in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Next time, I will plan the trip around the best times to view Quetzals as our guide recommended.

Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis)

Bird of paradise Bird - Indian Roller Bird A handsome Red Fox Paradise Bird Amazingly beautiful bird-of-paradise

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