We recently spotted this juvenile, male Resplendent Quetzal right outside the station. He was eating the fruit in our Aguacatillo tree.

Did you know the long "tail feathers" seen on mature males are not actually tails? In fact they are covert feathers.

If you look closely you can see three short blue covert feathers- these will grow into the long flowing feathers that male quetzals are famous for. The long covert feathers are a sign of good fitness, and help in mate selection.