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Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - male Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - male Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) - female Interesting facts: Their habitat is montane cloud forest from Southern Mexico to western Panama.  The male has a helmet-like crest.  Depending on the light its feathers can shine in a variant of colors from green-gold to blue-violet.  In breeding males, tail coverts are longer than the rest of the body.  It is classified as near threatened due to habitat loss.

Featured species: Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is an amphibian species that inhabits from southern Mexico to northwest Colombia, where it prefers humid lowland rainforests in areas near water bodies. The eggs are deposited in leaves hanging above the water, when the time of hatching arrives, the cover of the eggs is undone and the tadpoles slide through the leaf and fall into the water where they live this larval stage.

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

Its most notable feature are the large red eyes with vertical pupils. It has a vibrant green body with yellow and blue, vertically striped sides. Its webbed feet and toes are orange or red. It is nocturnal and arboreal, and feeds primarily on insects.

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

This species is not considered endangered. However, its habitat is affected by global warming, pollution and deforestation, as they are very sensitive to these changes.

Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)

They rely heavily on camouflage for protection, but they do have some toxins in their skin. This poison is not dangerous, but it does leave a bad taste in some predators' mouths, and a very mild irritation on the skin if you handle them (ask us how we know).


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