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Colorful Quetzal
Colorful Quetzal
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Quetzal, sacred to the Aztecs and Mayas. During mating season, the male grows blue and green twin tail feathers three feet (1 meter) long; these tail feathers were worn ceremonially by Mesoamerican rulers and priests.

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Posted by Tibor on December 23, 2011 at 11:19 am
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