Bird 04 — Resplendent Quetzal

It’s time to meet the delightfully named Resplendent Quetzal; a very special bird, and not just because of its superb potential for a high scoring play in Scrabble.

“Male Resplendent Quetzal” by ryanacandee

They’re something of a gaudy bird, with their big black eyes, fluffy pom-pom heads and malachite green feathers. They hang out in tropical Central America, where they have such cultural importance that Guatemala decided to slap one on their flag.