The Quetzal is another species of our Endangered Animals unit. Though they aren’t endangered, they are threatened. Neither Lorelai, my animal-obsessed 5-year-old, or I had heard of a quetzal before seeing it on an endangered/threatened animals list. We googled it and were amazed by how beautiful this bird is! It’s vibrantly colored with extremely long tail feathers — just gorgeous! Lorelai really looked forward to doing this craft. Though the picture above isn’t the best, I think she did a great job! Print below & enjoy!
Facts About Quetzals
- Quetzals are a threatened species.
- They live in the mountainous, tropical rainforests of Central America.
- They eat fruit, insects, lizards, and other small creatures.
- During mating season, male quetzals grow twin tail feathers that can be as long as 3 feet! Females don’t have long trains.
- Quetzals hollow holes out of rotten tree trunks or stumps, and lay their eggs there.
- To read more about quetzals, please go here
Male Quetzal Nesting & Calling Out