Astronomy at Western--Even Mel's snake " Louise" gets into it!
I. Biological Background
a. Family Trogonidae
i. Pharomachrus mocinno
b. Physical description
c. Description of Habitat
d. Behavioral Characteristics
i. Reproduction Ð nesting activities
II. Biological significance
i. Seed dispersal
1. co-evolution with lauraceae trees
III. Cultural significance
IV. Risks Ð near threatened
b. Hunting for feathers
c. Poaching for trade
V. Conservation efforts
a. Migration Ð habitat protection
b. Conservation through education
Powell, George. 1994. Implications of altitudinal migration for conservation strategies to protect tropical biodiversity: A case study of the Resplendent Quetzal Pharmachrus mocinno at Monteverde, Costa Rica. Conservation Biology. Vol 4: (2-3) 161-174.
Powell, George. 1995. Implications of intratropical migration on reserve design: A case study using Pharomachrus mocinno. Conservation Biology. Vol 9: (2) 354-362.
Wenny, Daniel. 2000. Seed dispersal, seed predation and seedling recruitment of a Neotropical montane tree. Ecological Monographs. Vol 70: (2) 331-351.
Wheelwright, Nathaniel. 1983. Fruits and the ecology of Resplendent Quetzals Pharomachrus mocinno. The Auk. Vol 100: (2) 286-301.
Hernandez, Avila; De Lourdes, Maria. 1998. The quetzal and its conservation in the Mexican southeast. Wilson Bulletin. Vol 110: (4) 559.
Lopez, Wagner. Cloud Forest Alive - About the Quetzal. http://www.cloudforestalive.org/tour/qcam/quetzaldetails.htm. Viewed on 3/14/05.
IUCN Red List of Threatened species. http://www.redlist.org/search/details.php?species=16885. Viewed on 3/14/05
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