Guatemalan Quetzal

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Guatemalan Quetzal

The currency of Guatemala. It was introduced in 1925 and was pegged to the U.S. dollar and the French franc, as well as gold, at different points in its history. Since 1987, it has been a floating currency. It is named after the quetzal, a local bird whose feathers were used as a currency during the Mayan period.
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The nest cavity, clutch size, and eggs of the White-tipped Quetzal resemble those of the Pavonine Queztal and Resplendent Quetzal, while the eggs also resemble those of the Golden-headed Quetzal (Sclater and Salvin 1879, Skutch 1944, Johnsgard 2000, Lebbin 2007).
Calls on that voyage include Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco, Puerto Quetzal, Corinto, Puerto Caldera, Cartagena and Half Moon Cay.
Puerto Quetzal has a score of 82%, Puerto Armuelles in Panama has 66%.
FACT FILE: Seven nights, all inclusive, at the Iberostar Quetzal, departing Gatwick, start from pounds 865 per adult and pounds 774 per child based on sharing one room.
We're still more than 100 miles from Quetzal, and there's yet another big storm between Guatemala and Panama, so our hopes of arriving there for the weekend have receded somewhat,'' says Clive.
even gold ruptures, even quetzal plumes tear: Not forever on earth:
It's a quick, descending tone that might ring a bell in your memory--if you have ever heard a resplendent quetzal bird's call.
Along with their gold, jade and dyed cottons, the Mexica lords esteemed and often wore the plumage of tropical birds, above all the emerald tail-feathers of the quetzal.
Much of that support was to protect the endangered tapir, a hoofed animal with a proboscis-like nose, and birds like the resplendent quetzal, which sports a two-foot-long tail.
On 1 July 2015, Lombard announced that it had received a request from Quetzal Securities Limited ("Quetzal"), pursuant to section 303 of the Companies Act 2006, to convene a general meeting of the Company to consider certain resolutions (the "Requisition").
Puerto Quetzal remained the main point of entry for televisions in the country, with 58% of the units, followed by the Central Customs office of Guatemala with 26% and Santo Tomas de Castilla with 9%.