Monday, November 9

Toucan and the Iguana


Lately, I hear the toucans everyday, calling out to each other. It's an eerie call but beautiful. Typically, they are so high in the trees that I can't usually find them. In this shot, taken awhile back, I didn't even see the iguana until I viewed it on my computer screen. It's another life up there, high in the trees!!
A reader wrote in and identified this toucan as a Fiery Billed Aracari.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiery-billed_Aracari
Thanks to YOU!! I learn so much from my readers!
And iguanas eat toucan eggs???

11 comments:

Jennifer said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!

katemeri said...

Great shot! I love happy surprises like that.

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to get a photo of what looks like a Fiery-Billed Aracari! I've only seen the Chestnut mandibled Toucans in this area. Wow!

M

Anonymous said...

awesome. I didn't see any while I was there, and don't know what they sound like! Would the toucan be a predator to the Iguana?
shannon

TICA MACHA said...

They all live in harmony except for the falcons, they eat the young.

TICA MACHA said...

Fiery-Billed Aracari - Wow!
He does look different from the ones I usually see.

TICA MACHA said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiery-billed_Aracari

It is one!! Check it out!!!

Anonymous said...

crazy. I was just reading that some lizards raid the nests of toucans! and here I was worried it was the other way around! I wish I had seen more wildlife when I as there. But you probably have to leave the beach to do that....
salud.
shannon

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if I drank too much recently! I can't find the article that talked about "some" lizards eating toucan eggs. figures. maybe I dreamt it?
shannon

Anonymous said...

http://www.answers.com/topic/toucans-ramphastidae-biological-family

more info....
-shannon

Anonymous said...

http://www.costarica-homeschool.com/cw/toucans.html
ha. not crazy after all. phew.
or this site is mistaken.