TITLE

Quetzals

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Quetzal, or Quesal, the common name of a genus of attractive birds native to Central America and Mexico. Quetzals play an important part in the mythology of the Maya, Quich�, Toltec, and Nahuatl tribes of Mexico and Guatemala. The male's tail feathers were the emblem of Quetzalcoatl, the Toltec nature god, for whom these birds were named. Guatemala's unit of currency is called the quetzal.
ACCESSION #
37310098

 

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