The Quetzal belongs to the genus of trogons, of which we were able to photograph yet another species, the mountain trogon, in Panama. The birds are very colorful and the Quetzal has two other features that make it appear exceptional. Firstly, it has very long tail feathers. These made him a popular hunting object of the pre-Columbian cultures, the priests of which decorated their headdresses with their magnificent feathers.
Trogons are colorful birds and yet difficult to spot in the canopy of trees. We had to roam the Panama jungle for a long time before we saw a mountain trogon. But the male showed model qualities, so that a nice photo series was created during the "shooting".