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Toco Toucan

Toco Toucan
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 1:26
Viewed: 2236
Points: 12
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(Notes from Birdforum)


Black body
White throat, chest and uppertail coverts
Red undertail coverts
Blue skin around the eye encircled by bare, orange skin
Very large Yellowish-orange (reddish-orange on lower mandible and culmen)
Black base Large black spot on the tip


South America: found in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.


Semi-open woodland, savanna, and areas with scattered trees, plantations, forest-edge and wooded gardens. It is mainly a species of lowlands, up to 1750 m.


The diet includes fruit, insects, and bird eggs and nestlings. However, fruit seems the major source of energy. It seems to prefer lipid rich fruits when available but is able to survive most of the year by eating fruits of figs.


The nest is a cavity high in a tree, excavated by the parents. It also nests in holes in earth-banks and termite-nests. The 2-4 eggs are incubated by both adults for 17-18 days.

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照的清晰 羽毛清晰 尤其眼睛還有亮光照人
構圖美麗 背景也很深邃無邊

excellent work showing this species in perfect angle. tfs

Hi Ang,
A very beautiful close up of this bird.
Great composition and framing.Excellent natural color and details.A very good work.
Thanks for sharing.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-08-14 6:35]

Great picture with an excellent composition. Congratulation.

Hello Ang,
Excellent snap,beautiful colours and perfectly exposed.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-08-14 11:59]

Hi Ang,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful toucan.
Excellent detail and focus in nice natural colours.
Perfect composition and amazing background.
Regards Jiri.

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