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Female Quetzal  

Female Quetzal

In search of the Resplendent Quetzal

April 9th 2008
One of the main attractions in Monteverde Cloud Forest is the possibility of seeing the Resplendant Quetzal - a spectacularly beautiful bird which once was common throughout Central America. It is in fact the national bird of Guatemala and their currency is the quetzal but they are very difficult to see there now due to loss of habitat and hunting for their feathers so we were very hopeful that we ... read more
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Costa Rican Flag Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn... ... read more
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