Surfer Chicks - This mother Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) - the Māori name is Pūtangitangi - took her wee ducklings out into the shallows of Opunake Beach today. They caught tiny little waves and surfed back to the shore. By Dave Young.
Male Resplendent Quetzal, This species is the Guatemala’s national bird. Blue and beautiful. I had wondered what the actual bird looked like when in Quetzaltenango. We heard it's call daily, but never saw one - they're so shy!
The Turquoise-Browed Motmot inhabits Central America from SE Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula) to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It has been chosen as the national bird of both El Salvador and Nicaragua.