The Resplendent Quetzal, the brilliant bird found in the cloud forests of Central America, was sacred to the Mayans and figures prominently in their artwork and legends. the Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala
Turquoise-Browed Motmot -- It inhabits Central America from south-east Mexico (mostly the Yucatán Peninsula), to Costa Rica, where it is common and not considered threatened. It lives in fairly open habitats such as forest edge, gallery forest and scrubland. The call is nasal, croaking and far-carrying. The Turquoise-browed Motmot is a well-known bird in its range and has been chosen as the national bird of both El Salvador and Nicaragua.
The turquoise-browed Motmot, national bird of Nicaragua: there is a bare section of the feather shaft near the end of the tail, a unique feature among all bird families. by Jerry-Oldenettel in Costa Rica
The Shining Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes lucidus) is a small bird in the tanager family. It is found in the tropical New World in Central America from southern Mexico to Panama and northwest Colombia. It is sometimes considered to be conspecific with the Purple Honeycreeper (C. caeruleus), but the two species breed sympatrically in eastern Panama and northwest Colombia.