Quetzal bird – Symbol of Central American natural beauty
The quetzal is a large bird with bright plumage and a long tail, a symbol of natural beauty in Central America and South America. The name “quetzal” comes from the Mayan and Aztec languages, and it is considered one of Guatemala’s national mascots. In particular, the colorful plumage of the quetzal makes it one of the most beautiful birds in the world.
Quetzal birds often live hidden away in humid tropical forests, and they are considered a symbol of freedom and beauty in the cultures of many indigenous peoples. The quetzal bird’s brilliant plumage is often used in local costumes and jewelry to symbolize nobility and strength.
However, the destruction of natural habitats is threatening the existence of the quetzal, making them endangered. To protect this rare bird, conservation organizations are working to protect the rainforest and create nature reserves to protect not only the quetzal but also thousands of other animal and plant species.
The quetzal bird is not only a symbol of natural beauty but also a symbol of the preciousness of biodiversity. Protecting and maintaining the quetzal’s natural habitat is necessary to ensure the species’ future survival.