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Resplendent quetzal
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trogoniformes
Family: Trogonidae
Genus: Pharomachrus
La Llave, 1832

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

Pharomachrus is a genus of birds in the family Trogonidae. 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.


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Crested Quetzal Ecuador.jpg Pharomachrus antisianus. Crested quetzal Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
Golden-headed Quetzal.jpg Pharomachrus auriceps Golden-headed quetzal eastern Panama to northern Bolivia.
Pharomachrus fulgidus White-tipped quetzal Venezuela, Colombia, and Guyana
Quetzal01.jpg Pharomachrus mocinno Resplendent quetzal Chiapas, Mexico to western Panama
Pharomachrus pavoninus Pavonine quetzal Brazil and Venezuela, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador and Peru, and northern Bolivia