This picture was taken by a tour guide through his spotting scope at the Monteverde Reserve on March 9. The quetzal is a member of an endangered species. As long as forests are preserved, they will be in no danger.  The male (in this photo) has a long tail.  The favorite fruit for the quetzal is the aguacatillo, a small avocado.   As Elon students entered the reserve on Saturday, March 8, they were able to see a quetzal in a fruit tree near the parking lot. 

Click here for more information on Monteverde and the quetzal.


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