Resplendent Quetzal (image) University of Utah Share Print E-Mail Caption The resplendent quetzal (shown here) of Costa Rica's highlands is one of the main victims of the rainbow-billed toucan's move to higher elevations due to warming climate. The quetzal's mountain forest habitat also is growing drier. The quetzal was venerated by the Mayas and Aztecs as the "god of the air" and is the bird most sought-after by birdwatchers visiting Costa Rica. Credit Cagan Sekercioglu, University of Utah. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.