Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps
Golden-headed Quetzal, Atuen Valley, Cajamarca, Peru, October 2018 - click for larger image Peru and Ecuador

The Golden-headed Quetzal is distributed in the Andes from Venezuela to Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in humid forest at between 1,200 and 3,000 metres.

Golden-headed Quetzal, Refugio Paz de las Aves, Pichincha, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image The golden tinge to the head and the yellow bill indicate that the birds in photos 1 and 3 are male. Photo 2 with a darker head and bill are of a female.

Golden-headed Quetzal, San Isidro, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image
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