Collared Aracari
Pteroglossus torquatus

f6.7 @ 1/1250s, ISO:1600, Nikon D3S w 500mm and 1.7X teleconverter


"Collared Aracari," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The collared aracari is a toucan, a near-passerine bird. It breeds from southern Mexico to Panama; also Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela and Costa Rica. Like other toucans, the collared aracari is brightly marked and has a large bill. The adult is typically 3941 cm (15.516 in) long and weighs 190275 g (6.79.7 oz). The sexes are alike in appearance, with a black head and chest and dark olive green upperparts, apart from a red rump and upper tail. There is reddish collar on the rear neck which gives rise to the English and scientific (torquatus) names. The underparts are bright yellow, with a round black spot in the centre of the breast and a red-tinted black band across the belly. The thighs are chestnut. The bare facial skin is black, becoming ruddy behind the yellow eye. The upper mandible of the bill is dull yellow, marked with a black saw-tooth pattern on the cutting edge, and a black tip. The lower mandible is black, and the legs are green.
El Valle de Anton, Panama
 
02/18/2019