Saturday, July 28, 2007

Choco Toucan

Toward the end of my time in Ecuador I had almost given up on my hope of seeing Toucans, but then within a two-day period I saw three species, including the three Choco Toucans that were competing for the right to use this perch on a dead tree top. After becoming familiar with their croaking voice, I then occasionally heard one from a long distance, maybe 1/2 mile, even though I could not see the bird.


At 10:41 PM, Blogger Mark said...

rats! you have me now. but i digress. especially because i had 11 red crossbills on crowded into my 2 feeders tonight. the male and female markings are really beginning to show now. at one point the clan scattered and a pair of house finches, a pine siskin and 2 pygmys were eating together with a large male crossbill. Such a beautiful sight and such a beautiful combination of markings and color!

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Leelo the Funnies Thing In Town said...

Wow! You're getting me more into birds!


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