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Wildlife webcam receives unusual visitor

6 November, 2009 - 11:17 -- World Land Trust
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If you were lucky, yesterday you may have caught a Collared Aracari Toucan on the wildlife webcam in Buenaventura Reserve, Ecuador.

The feeding platform behind the hummingbird feeder us usually visited by a raucous band of coatis, but the toucan appeared around 10am Ecuador time and stayed eating plantain for about 5 minutes before flying off back into the forest.

Toucans are fairly common around the Buenaventura Reserve, but it’s a rare treat to see the brightly marked, fruit eating bird on the webcam as they usually prefer perching higher up in the pawpaw fruit trees found on the fringe of the forest.

The presence of a toucan on the platform most likely means that one of the pawpaw trees closest to the platform has come in to fruit, which hopefully means there will be further opportunities to see this impressive bird on the webcam – so keep checking back!

Collared Aracari Toucan at the wildlife webcam

Collared Aracari Toucan at the wildlife webcam

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