The elusive quetzal is the most fabled bird of the Mexico/Central America region. Unfortunately the only ones that I was able to spot were on the banknotes of Guatemala, where the unit of currency is also the quetzal.
The birds of the motmot family, with their colourful plumages and extended tails, are pretty spectacular as well. I was lucky enough to see this one and get a pretty good shot while visiting the Copan Ruinas archaeological site in northern Honduras.
I am no ornithologist but I believe this is a blue-crowned motmot.