Many count Quetzal among the most beautiful and ornate bird species in the Western Hemisphere, and the natives were so awestricken by their striking beauty that they referred to them as "The Rare Jewel Birds of the World." Shared via
28 Dazzling Exotic Birds You Probably Never Heard Of ~ Livingstone's Turaco. Turacos make up the bird family Musophagidae (literally 'banana eaters'). Depsite the name, they generally do not eat bananas.