• Impressive Highland Birding in Costa Rica at El Toucanet

    10 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    As one might surmise, a “toucanet” is a small toucan. Although still large enough to be a menace to nesting birds, they aren't as super sized as the “quintessential toucans”, the ones we see on cereal boxes and in advertising. Those would be species like the Keel-billed, White-throated, and Toco Toucans , the latter of which has become such an iconic rep. for its kind that even in Costa Rica, images of the Brazilian species have been used for marketing (much to the chagrin and dismay of local birders).
    In Costa Rica, most of the six toucan species are fairly common, and one of those is the...
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