Collared Aracari (and its berry)

aracari-2-tort-wmAracari and berry-wm

It has been months since our return from Costa Rica, and as I sort through photos and wait for the right day that I feel up to the task of making a photo gallery (instead of a trip report this time), I lag further and further behind.

But I don’t want to lose everyone who glances at my blog, hoping for something new that I fail to provide at regular enough intervals. If such persons exist, I apologize heartily. I would promise that what does come, when it does would be worth the wait but realistically (and humbly), that may or may not be so.

I can however, provide the glimpse of one of the birds that truly emerges as one of our high points of Costa Rica, captured in Tortuguero (and again in Sarapiqui). Aracaris are medium sized toucans. The berries in the first photo are growing on a melastoma tree.

My collared aracaris.. Thank you.

2 Comments on “Collared Aracari (and its berry)

  1. I’ve never heard of these birds before, and I’m absolutely fascinated with their serrated bills. That’s an incredible adaptation that I’ve never seen before in any modern bird.

    • Thank you Allan! They are medium sized toucans, their serrations are perhaps more visible in their bills, but geese also have smaller serrations in their bills. They were everywhere in Costa rica, but not that easily visible everywhere else, even though they are present in central and south america.. Thank you for your interest again.

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