Marie Le Dantec - Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Name: Marie Le Dantec

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Country: Switzerland

Title: Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
Specie: Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

Description: During breeding season, the male resplendent quetzal grows a tail that can reach up to one meter long, or three time its body length! He uses these long feathers to attract a female by flying around her in spiral, showing off its tail to get her attention. It is thought that the length of the feathers is important for a female to choose her mate.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Watercolors
Size: 21×29,7 cm
Year: 2021