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Toco Toucan

Ramphastos toco

Description:

The Toco Toucan has a striking plumage with a mainly black body, a white throat, chest and uppertail-coverts, and red undertail-coverts. What appears to be a blue iris is actually thin blue skin around the eye. This blue skin is surrounded by another ring of bare, orange skin.

Habitat:

The Toco toucan is at home in South America's tropical forests but recognized everywhere.

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3 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Awesome!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Wonderful photo you have here, should enter it for the best of 2013.

chebeague2
chebeague2 8 years ago

Great spotting!

Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 6, 2009
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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