Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno

  • Order: Trogoniformes
  • Family: Trogonidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Ashley A. Dayer

Demography and Populations

The population estimate for the Resplendent Quetzal is 20,000 to 49,999 (BirdLife International 2009); yet, monitoring is called for to produce an up-to-date population estimate.

Parasites of Resplendent Quetzal include the quill mite Syringophiloidus quetzali (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) (Skoracki et al. 2013).

There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Dayer, A. A. (2010). Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.