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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan & Forest

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Caption: Chestnut-mandibled Toucan & Forest
Scientific name: Ramphastos swainsonii,
Location: Costa Rica
Copyright: © Basco / gtphoto 832-526-1123 gtphoto@shaw.ca
AGPix ID: AGPix_GrTePh23_1284
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Comments: A Chestnut-mandibled toucan surveys his domain as dawn breaks over the rainforest in the La Selva Biological Reserve. Costa Rica.The Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, or Swainson’s Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii) is a near-passerine bird which breeds from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia to western Ecuador. Small flocks, usually consisting of 3-12 birds, move through the forest with an undulating flight, rarely travelling more than 100 m at a time. This species is primarily an arboreal fruit-eater, but will also take insects, lizards, eggs, and frogs. Flocks will follow Keel-billed Toucans to exploit their sources of food. Spectacular image by award winning photographer Gregory Basco - part of his stunning collection available through GTPhoto. GTPhoto is a wonderful knowledge/photo agency with all award winning photographers, filmmakers, authors, scientists & guides covering our world with wildlife, birds and nature absolute specialties.

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