I found several beautiful green feathers littered on the forest floor before I found the Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) camouflaged amidst the green leaves of the canopy. Smaller than the colorful Keel-billed Toucans we saw flying over an open field, these birds still have impressive beaks, used to pick fruit and capture invertebrates such as spiders and beetles. I watched it buzz about, flying back and forth and landing on the trees’ branches while foraging. Green is the perfect color for a rainforest bird.
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