Back in April 2010 this beautiful male resplendent quetzal met his demise by hitting a window up the valley from QERC. It was sad to see such a magnificent bird finish its life during nesting season. There were very few taxidermists who were qualified to work on thin-skinned birds. Igor Caragodin, who lives in Long Beach, California, USA, came recommended by the Smithsonian Institute for the job. We got him to visit the station and do the job for us. I’m told the picture doesn’t do this male justice. This specimen was prepared by Igor Caragodin of Long Beach, California, USA.