Azzurra Peverini - Resplendent Quetzal

Nombre y apellidos: Azzurra Peverini

País: Italia


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Título de la obra: Resplendent Quetzal

Especie o elemento: Pharomachrus mocinno

Categoría: Ilustración científica

Técnicas utilizadas: Procreate, illustrazione digitale.

Inteligencia artificial: No. 

Tamaño: 21 x 29 cm

Año de creación: 2024

Descripción: The Pharomachrus mocinno, commonly known as the Resplendent Quetzal, is found in Central America and is considered one of the most beautiful birds in the world. It belongs to the Trogonidae family, the only one characterized by heterodactyl feet. It has a short but sturdy beak and digs cavities in tree trunks to house its eggs. The male's feathers are mainly metallic green with golden hues, except for the scarlet red belly. It has a very long tail and the covert feathers can reach a length of 105 cm. The female does not have this characteristic and has duller and less vibrant colors. The Quetzal has slightly protruding eyes, which allow it to have a visual field of 36°. Revered by the Maya and the Aztecs, it has become the symbol of Guatemala and has inspired the myth of the God Quetzalcoatl, becoming a sacred bird in many Mesoamerican cultures.