Emerald Toucanet

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    Entrance Road to Monteverde Reserve, Costa Rica
    16 June 2008

    Scott A. Young, MDH11, ♥Bingo♥, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Jim Scarff 83 months ago | reply

      Hi Michael.

      Jeez, learning Spanish in Costa Rica -- probably not going to get a lot of sympathy for that! Lovely photo.

      I just got corrected for a shot I took at Monteverde of what I labeled an Emerald Toucanet.
      Blue-throated Toucanet

      Apparently the species got split, and the bird in Costa Rica is now called the Blue-throated Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus caeruleogularis) (Clements 6th ed)

    2. Scott Olmstead 82 months ago | reply

      Nice shot! Actually the jury's still out on this one. There was a paper published in 2001 that proposed splitting up Emerald Toucanet into like seven species, but it has not yet gained total acceptance among the ornithological community. The Clements checklist includes the splits, but the AOU so far has maintained Emerald Toucanet (including the Blue-throated form) as one species. Man, it's a full-time job just keeping up with this stuff!

    3. Michael Woodruff 82 months ago | reply

      Interesting, thanks for the info. I guess I´ll watch for further examination then.

    4. ♥Bingo♥ 80 months ago | reply

      Wow!!! So cute!!!

    5. natural wonders photography 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Winged Wonders" Post 1, Award 2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Splendid capture of a beautiful bird
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      You are invited to display this image and join our group.


      "Winged Wonders" (Invite only) post 1, comment 2
      invited with SICI (2009-04-23)

    6. Slappy Vandelay 71 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Image!
      Seen in: "Winged Wonders" Post 1, Award 2

      You deserve another "Winged Wonders" award!

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