Pharomachrus

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Pharomachrus
Quetzal01.jpg
Resplendent Quetzal
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Pharomachrus
La Llave, 1832
Species

P. antisianus
P. auriceps
P. fulgidus
P. mocinno
P. pavoninus

Pharomachrus is a genus of birds in the Trogonidae family. Pharomachrus is from Ancient Greek pharos, "mantle", and makros, "long", referring to the wing and tail coverts of the Resplendent Quetzal (the second h is unexplained).

The five species of this genus and the Eared Quetzal, the only living member of the genus Euptilotis, together make up a group of colourful birds called quetzals.

Species[edit]