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Although there is a certain image that goes into a person’s mind when you say Toucan, not all of them look the same.
During your bird watching adventures in Costa Rica you will run into many species of ave. So make sure you have your species manual beside you.
The Emerald Toucanet is in the Toucan family of birds. There is a geographic variation in this type of bird.
The Emerald Toucanet is a small toucan that can be found in Central and South America.
It’s body is primarily green and it has a black bill and varying amounts of yellow.
Emerald Toucanets usually diet on fruit and small vertebrates in rain forests, while commonly moving together in small flocks
Photo courtesy of Lisa Pinheiro Fotografia
Article by Michael Eggleston, Costa Rica