This recent sighting was submitted by Mitchell Prins from PLNU. Mitchell is researching large mammals with Dr. Mike Mooring, but spotted these quetzals during his spare time. 

This male quetzal was seen holding a dead lizard in it's beak. The male bird then brought the lizard to the female quetzal. Though it is hard to tell by the photo, we suspect the lizard is in fact an Emerald Swift (Sceloporus malachiticus)

The quetzal diet consists mainly of fruit such as the aguacatillo (small avocado), but frogs and lizards are also eaten occasionally. It is common to see quetzals bringing these high protein foods to their young fledglings. This bird was spotted near an active nest.