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Keel-billed Toucan

Ramphastos sulfuratus


Large black bird with a bright yellow throat and greenish yellow bill and area around the eyes. The bill also has red, orange and blue areas. The feet are blue and the feathers beneath the tail are red.


These were found in an area that was mixed between forest and pasture.


They were in a group of around 12-15 birds

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SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks Desmond!

Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Wow! Great series Sigg.

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

lolaperkins76, Two Cans, Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you like the pictures.
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa, yes patience is key with wildlife photography. Being prepared doesn't hurt either. I missed many a good opportunity in the past because I didn't have my camera with me. Now, it's nearly always with me.

lolaperkins76 5 years ago

Thats amazinig!

MaryL 5 years ago

Great shots! Such beautiful birds!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Luck + patience, Sigg!

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Yeah, I got lucky. Thanks for taking a look.DrNamgyalT.Sherpa

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

What a close up encounter!

SG in CR
SG in CR 5 years ago

Thanks Luis! I've been wanting to get some decent toucan pictures for years now. But where I live they are always very skittish. I was taking a "scenic" route through the mountains because I had some time to kill when this group of toucan started crossing the road one by one. This one seemed a bit curious and perched pretty close to where I pulled over. I didn't even have to leave my car.

LuisStevens 5 years ago

Great capture Sigg!

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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Sep 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 24, 2014

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