Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Keel Billed Toucan

Keel Billed Toucan seen at the at the National Zoo in DC this past weekend.


The Keel Billed Toucan I saw in the wilds of Costa Rica last year.


I love seeing birds anywhere but seeing them in the wild is so much nicer.

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Thanks to the hosts of both World Bird Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday. Also, thanks for stopping by my post. I hope the rest of your week is great.

35 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

I am not sure I saw this one. There were several different. But this is a beauty. :)

Jidhu Jose said...

nice

Carol said...

What a gorgeous bird! The colors are so vivid. Amazing creature, amazing shots!

texwisgirl said...

Catching them in the wild is so much more a thrill. :)

Calling Ravens said...

Great photos and isn't it just stunning! I too prefer birds in the wild, even if I can't get near them to photograph-lol!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, The Toucan is a beautiful bird, but I'm like you... I would rather see them in the wild....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gary said...

Wow!! What a beak. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Nice pictures of the Toucans. I agree with you about it being better to view animals in the wild. I thought that way when I saw my first Orca in the waters off British Columbia a few years ago while on a vacation.

Frank said...

Very exotic and colourful. I prefer photographing the wild ones but sometimes you take what is available. Cheers FAB.

Sondra said...

HOW fortunate you got to see one in the Wilds--thats one lovely bird--what colors!!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

What a pretty bird! I agree it is best to see birds in the wild.

caite said...

I especially love that first one..very nice.

Marvin said...

Wow! What a colorful bird. I'll probably never see one in the wild, and may not ever even see a captive toucan. So, thanks for sharing your photos.

Stewart M said...

Tocans are very high on my bird "wish list" - but they are also a very long way down my "likely to see list".

So. I'll make do with yoour pictures for now.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

SquirrelQueen said...

The Toucan is beautiful, I am always amazed at their colors. I love seeing birds anywhere but like you I prefer them in the wild.

mick said...

What a beautiful bird and how great to be able to see it in the wild.

Life Ramblings said...

such a beautiful bird. your photos are wonderfully captured.

Beth F said...

So colorful! I like the first one best, but all well done.

diane b said...

Its a beautiful specimen and I remember your post from Costa Rica. I prefer to se birds free to fly anywhere but I understand the importance of Zoos.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice captures of a beautiful, colorful bird!

Fotokarusellen said...

What a beauty. Thank you.

Maria Berg said...

I love seeing birds anywhere but seeing them in the wild is so much nicer

ME TOO!!!
MB

Ps. I hope I will see a lot of new birds when I will go to Sri Lanka later this year.

Jean said...

I have always wanted to see this exotic bird. Your captures are lovely! Of course the ones with him in the wild are my fave.

Amila Kanchana said...

It's remarkably similar to our Hornbills in appearance,I wonder they are related. Cool bird!

GrammyMouseTails said...

He is so handsome , Eileen! how wonderful it must of been to see one in the wild.

Springman said...

That is an incredible bird Eileen. It would be interesting to hear about some of the details of your trip. Imagine seeing a toucan in the wild. This sounds like a trip worth taking!

Sara Chapman said...

I have never seen photos like this of toucans. What beautiful birds!

Jo said...

What a beautiful bird, Eileen. I remember your post last year. He is very similar to our Black-and-white-Casqued Hornbills which are not coloured of course! I love seeing birds and animals in the wild. Beautiful images. Greetings Jo

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are so colorful..your header is really lovely too Eileen!
My son took a trip their a number of years ago and photographed them..I agree- much better to see them in the wild but I sure enjoy these! You are fortunate to be able to visit them.
Wishing you a lovely day~

Indrani said...

Such a colorful bill, I have not seen this variety here.

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Beautiful captures! How cool to have seen one in the wild. Happy WW!

Larry said...

Excellent shots of the Keel Billed Toucan Eileen! That middle shot of Toucan showing its red undertail coverts is gorgeous!

forgetmenot said...

Such a beautiful bird--you are so right-it would be much more exciting seeing him in the wild. But, it is nice to have the opportunity to observe him if you are not fortunate enough to be out in the wild. Nice post. Mickie

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I've only seen them in zoos....to be able to see one in the 'wild' would make me faint with excitement. Or maybe I'd pee in my pants. Who knows.

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JM said...

Wow! I've seen these toucans in Costa Rica too, but didn't manage to get such nice captures. Great job!