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Golden-headed quetzal


While primarily a solitary bird, the golden-headed quetzal mates for life. During mating season, the male sings to draw attention from females. The pair will make their nest in a tree cavity, where both parents will take turns incubating the one or two eggs laid.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life spanmore than 20 years
  • Body sizearound 13 in. wingspan
  • Native habitat Forests of northwestern South America
  • DietFruit and insects
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