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National Bird
The Tocororo is a bird originally from Cuba. It has beautiful colors. Its scientific name is Priotelus Temnurus, from the family of te Trogodinae. He is the only one of this family in the Island, from which it is also the Quetzal, national bird of Guatemala.

The Tocororo was called “guatini” by the Cuban aborigines and now a days it is called this way in some of the oriental provinces. It lives all over the country, in forests, mainly in places with mountains. It is not characterized by its great movement and he uses to rest for long periods of time: he just abandon his position to find food. In those moments, its movements are quick and precise, but just in short distances. It is the national bird for two reasons: its splendid plumage with spectacular colors and its resistance to captivity. The green part of its plumage reminds us of the country side, its white feather chest , its red belly and the blue feathers of its head complete the symbolism of our national insignia.
National Bird
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