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Photographer's Note

Many species of toucan family nest in Costa Rica. These are Collared aracaris (Pteroglossus torquatus). The colorful and large bill, which in some large species measures more than half the length of the body, is the hallmark of toucans. Despite its size, the toucan's bill is very light. The beak allows the bird to reach deep into tree-holes to access food unavailable to other birds, and also to ransack suspended nests built by smaller birds.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4120 W: 60 N: 6591] (38205)
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