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Toucan

By skydivemike  
Another from my trip to Argentina and Brazil.

This was taken deep into the National Park with limited light.

Toucan is the Brazilian name for a bird of the tropical American family Ramphastidae, characterized by their huge but light beaks. There are 37 species of these birds ranging from Mexico to Argentina. Toucans are found only in the Western Hemisphere. These peculiar birds belong to the order Piciformes, all of whose members have feet with the first and fourth toes reversed, and all of which are cavity nesters.



Many thanks for looking.

Mike

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: maryg, mungoray, terry- and 30 more

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maryg 12 66 18 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 6:32PM
Wonderful sharp detail , colour saturation perfect and the exposure is spot on , particularly to bring out the black feathers round the head against that black background. lovely light and great eye detail . Looks as if he is thinking up some mischief, a great character image,Have my User Award for this week.
Regards Mary
terry- 11
10 Oct 2009 6:34PM
Perfect capture. An amazing bird, great colour and focus, Congratulations!
User_Removed 12 80 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 6:38PM
Fantastic image, wonderful detail and colours
stephenscott 11 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 6:39PM
superb image,nice detail and colour..

steve..
10 Oct 2009 6:42PM
Fab shot, great detail and colour.
Chris
shandoor 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 6:57PM
Beautiful image with superb detail and wonderful colours love the angle
Alexa
10 Oct 2009 7:00PM
super image.ray
ChasD 12 4 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 7:05PM
Great shot. I like the angle you have chosen and the colours particularly.
colmar 14 42 35 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 7:38PM
Cannot add to any comment made above there spot on thanks for sharing Colin
10 Oct 2009 8:37PM
Great shot,
Alan
10 Oct 2009 9:10PM
superb image
10 Oct 2009 11:33PM
Fantastic shot !

Chris
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2009 12:05AM
Angle makes the most of that powerful beak.
Penny
Bonico 11 Romania
25 Mar 2010 11:29AM
Great light/lighting, colors & clarity!

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