Sunday, April 18, 2010

Toucan mosaic.

While vacationing in Costa Rica I was able to see three different kinds of Toucans. I thought it would be fun to make a mosaic with their photos. They are the Collared  Aracari, Keel billed Toucan and the Chestnut Mandibled Toucan. Seeing the toucans was a real treat for me and I think they are really cool cartoonish looking birds. Below I have separate post on the Keel billed Toucan and the Collard Aracari but this is my first time for adding the Chestnut mandibled Toucan to a post. The red and yellow colors on the toucans are so bright and pretty.



Chestnut mandibled Toucan


Keel Billed Toucan




Collard Aracari



Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday
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46 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

They are beautiful birds. Thanks for showing them. MB

ksdoolittle said...

What gorgeous birds!! Beautiful photographs, so crisp and clear. ~ks

Bobbi said...

awwww how sweet is that! I love, love, love the Toucan mosaic!

Lavender Cottage said...

Great colourful bird photos.

Terri and Bob said...

So colorful!!

I love the mosaic. Great post!

A Garden of Threads said...

Those are great shots of the toucans. Yes, they do look a bit cartoonish. Have a great week.

EG Wow said...

I like your toucan mosaic very much and it proves you were able to get a few photos of them! :) They are such interesting looking birds.

Snappy Di said...

The green billed toucan is very handsome. Such a colorful beak.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos!

aviewfromme said...

Beautiful! What wonderful adventures you've had! You got some amazing shots here. ~Jeanne

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

My husband and I were in Costa Rica some years ago on an EcoTour. I remember being so fascinated by the toucans at our hotel. We fed them pieces of our bananas. It was a lovely country. Valerie

Mary Lou said...

Wow. It's hard to believe they're real.
Beautiful mosaic

Dishesdone said...

Those birds are gorgeous! I think I am getting a craving for Fruit Loops and Toucan Sam :)

~Cheryl said...

These birds simply amaze me. I really like how you put the mosaic together ... terrific all the way around!

Bill S. said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful bird and pictures.

Pondside said...

The colours have to be seen to be believed.
Beautiful photos.

NicoleB said...

Those are so gorgeous! I love the colours and those huge beaks!

Ebie said...

Hi Eileen, these are beautiful birds. The only kinds I see in the zoo. Very exotic!

Elaine said...

Lovely mosaic and wonderful photos of the toucans. Those big beaks look pretty heavy. They must have very strong neck muscles.

Lindz said...

excellent shots love those birds

Irene said...

Amazing birds! Gorgeous colors! Very nice shots Eileen!
Wish you a great day!

Stacey 18 said...

Really lovely pictures, captured in the best light and colour. Great mosaic.

Greyscale Territory said...

The toucans have amazingly striking colours! What really surprises me is how large those bills appear to be!

jabblog said...

What a privilege to see these magnificent birds in their natural habitat - very exciting! Thank you for sharing :-)

32˙North said...

How awesome to see these in the wild! They really are impressive birds with those big curved beaks and beautiful markings!

Amanda

A New England Life said...

The epitome of a tropical bird, I adore the Toucan.

Years ago a local restaurant was named Toucans and it had a live Toucan in a huge glassed in area. The restaurant didn't make it but hopefully the bird did!

Carolyn Ford said...

What a delightful mosaic and series of photos! Toucans are just the sweetest birds! Beautiful!

Kelee said...

They are art! Love the toucans!

love, kelee @ www.katillacshack.com

p.s. thank-you for stopping by--so happy to meet you!

Manang Kim said...

OMG they are so beautiful!! Happy weekend and thanks for the visit!

MYM~Cake&Drink

Sue said...

Wow those are so cool. I'd love to see one in the wild. That must have been an amazing trip!

Thanks for sharing. ♥

Kerri said...

~~These are GORGEOUS birds!!!

Diane AZ said...

What a fun post, I really enjoyed your beautiful toucan images!

Riet said...

Such beautiful birds Eileen. LOvely mosaic.

lisaschaos said...

How awesome to see them in nature! Beautiful birds!

Meri said...

Wow -- spectacular! I've never seen one outside a zoo. (Thanks for leaving me a comment, too.)

LDH said...

Great mosaic and fun to learn about these fun Toucan birds!

Kristin said...

Nice mosaic, geat way to learn about these birds. Interesting post. Thanks for the information.

Have a nice day. :-)

Eden said...

Beautiful birds. My first time to see such kind. Great shots as always, Eileen. Thanks for the visit.

Have a great week.

Monika said...

How I would love to see a toucan - so cool! I didn't even know a black one like the collared aracari existed!

Carletta said...

More excellent shots Eileen!

Self Sagacity said...

so rare to see these kinds of birds. your mosaic is wonderful too!

luna said...

They are beautiful birds and the mosaic too!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely mosaik you made here. :)

EcoRover said...

The ecological diversity that helped evolve so many distinct-yet-related species is amazing. Each must be specialized for particular foods, niche, etc?

forestal said...

wonderful photos of some amazing looking birds, the colors are spectacular

dan

Euroangel said...

i love watching your birds' images...very interesting..thanks for sharing Eileen.