Emerald Toucanet

Entrance Road to Monteverde Reserve, Costa Rica

16 June 2008

  • Jim Scarff 7y

    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)
  • Scott Olmstead 7y

    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!
  • Joshua Little 7y

    Incredible!
  • Michael Woodruff 7y

    Interesting, thanks for the info. I guess I´ll watch for further examination then.
  • ♥Bingo♥ 7y

    Wow!!! So cute!!!
  • deborah 6y

    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)
  • Eric 6y

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

    You deserve another "Winged Wonders" award!
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Taken on June 16, 2008
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