Q is for the Quetzel – A Green coloured beauty


Q is for the Quetzel – A Green coloured beauty


You are a rare bird,
found deep inside the forests.
You are beautifully coloured,
with Green feathers.

You are one of the prettiest,
of our winged friends.
You are not a very large bird,
just thirteen centimetres long.

You are solitary by nature.
You feed on fruits, berries and insects.
You can hide yourself well,
in the place where you dwell.

You are the national bird,
of the country of Guatemala.
Your bright green colour,
represents the Guatemalan people.

You also have a role to play,
as a system of monetary exchange,
because the Guatemalan people,
have named their currency Quetzel.

Alas! I who live in India,
can never set eyes on you,
for you are not to be found,
anywhere in my country.

26 thoughts on “Q is for the Quetzel – A Green coloured beauty”

    1. I had not heard of it either. I discovered it only when I searched for animal names starting with Q. Thanks for visiting.

  1. This is one beautiful bird! I didn’t know about this one. Thank you for the introduction to this lovely creature so wonderfully.

  2. Quetzel sounds like pretzel! I have never heard about this pretty and significant (at least for people of Gautemala) bird. Quetzel to a great extent appears to me a distant cousin of our own parrot. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, I also found out about it when I was searching around for animals with names beginning with Q. Yes, I have not figured out X yet.

  3. Wow naming your currency after a bird – quite impressive. Also I’d quite like to be a Quetzel 😀

    1. Yes. The Guatemalan people are probably very fond of Quetzels. It appears in their flag as well as coat of arms. And you want to be a Quetzel? Hope God grants you your wish in your next birth 😊. But blogchatter will miss you.

  4. Wow! Never heard of this cutie bird. My first thought was it must be some cousin of a parrot! It’s so so beautiful! No wonder it belongs to the rainforests. Thank you for sharing about Queztel. 🙂

    1. Yes, I did not know about the Quetzel till I searched for animal names beginning with Q. I needed one for the letter Q and I hit upon the Quetzel.

    1. Yes, unfortunately they are not to be found in India. They are beautiful birds. I would like to see them. Thanks for visiting.

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