Birds of Colombia

    TROGONIFORMES: Trogonidae (Trogons)  
Genus: Pharomachrus (4 species, 5 worldwide)

Crested Quetzal
Crested Quetzal (Pharomachrus antisianus) Male
Manu, Peru
  On male note green head with crest and white inside of tail. Perhaps a tiny bit smaller than the [Golden-headed Quetzal].

Crested Quetzal
Crested Quetzal (Pharomachrus antisianus) Female
Perijá, Colombia  
Photograph by Anderson Muñoz   © All Rights Reserved.

Golden-headed Quetzal
Golden-headed Quetzal (Pharomachrus auriceps) Male

Golden-headed Quetzal
Golden-headed Quetzal (Pharomachrus auriceps auriceps) Female
Manu, Peru  
Photograph by David Ascanio -   © All Rights Reserved.

Male from back.

White-tipped Quetzal
White-tipped Quetzal (Pharomachrus fulgidus festatus) Male
ProAves El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Sierra Nevada, Magdalena, Colombia  

Additional photo.

Pavonine Quetzal
Pavonine Quetzal (Pharomachrus pavoninus)
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  

Not that different from [White-tipped Quetzal] or [Golden-headed Quetzal], but note lowland habitat (under 1000 meters), and red bill.

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