Postcard from Costa Rica

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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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