February 8, 2016 – Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)

Requested by: @taylorrbranham and @toucandad

These small toucans are found from Mexico through Central America and into northwestern South America. Often foraging in small flocks, they eat fruits, invertebrates, small vertebrates, and eggs from other birds. Nesting in natural tree cavities or those excavated by woodpeckers, both sexes incubate, with females spending more time incubating the eggs and brooding the chicks than males. Parents feed fruits and animals to the chicks. There are at least seven separate groups with different bill and plumage colorations.

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