Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Collared Aracari

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


For this week's Wild Bird I am featuring the Collared Aracari of the Toucan family. We watched this family of Collared Aracari's from the resort's dining room.. At times we saw 5-6 of these toucans flying or perched in the trees on the edge of the resort's property near the river.


Like the other toucans this bird has a large bill, is a dull yellow and has a black saw-tooth pattern..They also have a black head, a reddish collar and red rump.


The Aracari's were a treat to see and especially so many at one time.. My first sighting of these cool wild birds was in Costa Rica Collared Aracari



The Collared Aracari can lay three eggs in a nesting cavity. They roost socially, up to 6 adults and fledglings sleep in the same hole with their tail folded over their backs. 




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68 comments:

  1. Really wonderful this very special bird. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  2. What a beautiful bird, Eileen and what an interesting post; especially about their breeding and nestling habits. Have a great day. Jo

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  3. Eileen, these birds are so cool! Even their demeanor looks aloof...:)JP

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  4. Interesting nesting style . . . bring the whole family/friends. What a sight it must be to observe this bird, the differences than most of the more common we see around here.

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  5. I had never seen a Collared Aracari before. Wow. Such a beautiful bird. Love that last shot of the three of them :)

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  6. Such fun to see Eileen. What an extraordinary bird! Great shots!

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  7. A friend of mine posted some pictures of these birds a few years ago - I was so jealous. And nothing changes!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. WOW Eileen! You must be having a wonderful time!!
    So many different and neat birds. Fun!

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  9. I loved spotting these birds in Costa Rica. Nice.

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  10. WOW! What an amazing bird to have seen. Thank you for sharing your images and information :)

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  11. Really great photos of a beautiful bird, Eileen.
    Good information too.
    Greetings Irma

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  12. wow! exotic and definitely striking!

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  13. Hello Eileen!!
    What a beautiful and exotic bird!!Wonderful pictures and great captures!!The place looks lovely!
    Have a happy week!!
    Dimi...

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  14. gorgeous birds. love the beaks. thank you for all your comments. you make a friend smile.

    i have been away on a camping adventure. & now just getting back to replying & talking to you guys again. hope you are well. ( ;

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  15. Wonderful photo opportunity! Beautiful shots. Have a great day!

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  16. Oh so cool! Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  17. I love your blog because I keep learning about birds I've never heard of. What an adventure to see these birds in person.

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  18. What a beautiful sight to see Eileen! They are so exotic!

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  19. lovely photos, specially the last one. A very handsome bird too

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  20. So exotic!!! Sounds like a dream vacation. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  21. I have never seen this bird before! They do look so awesome in your photos.

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  22. Wonderful bird!I've never seen here. Have a nice day!

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  23. I can't recall ever having seen any species of Toucan in the wild so this post was a treat.
    Thanks Eileen.

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  24. Neat birds. Love that last photo of all of them in the tree. Sounds like a wonderful trip you had in Belize.

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  25. Amazing! I like Toucan and i am very happy to see another one of their family! Have a happy new week!

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  26. Wow..it really is special! Beautiful bird and beautiful post! Have a great day, Eileen xo

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  27. Thanks for sharing this fascinating bird with us. I really enjoyed your photos.

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  28. Great description and photos of a very interesting bird.

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  29. Thanks for showing this Eileen, never seen a toucan before in life photo's.

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  30. Great captures, Toucans are wonderful birds. Have a great day Eileen.

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  31. Beautiful photos of the toucans!
    You are so lucky to be able to see so many exotic birds!!!!!
    Hugs from Athens!!

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  32. Wow! Look at that bill! What a cool bird!

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  33. Wow Eileen this is amazing . What a fabulous place you must have visited I will have to back track . I take it you were recently on vacation at a great place :))

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  34. Epic birds! They are such fascinating characters with lots of color and personality. Congrats!

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  35. What an interesting bird that is!!! Amazing bills on them.

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  36. What an interesting neat bird, what a great set of shots.

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  37. Such an exotic looking bird, I love those trees that enable a perfect view of the bird!!

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  38. I'd love to go back -- with digital camera. Of course our trip pre-dated those. Sweet memories. We stayed at a resort called Five Sisters Falls when we were in the rainforest. I often wonder if it still there.

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  39. They are certainly a unique looking bird, love that bill.

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  40. How exciting to have seen both of these birds in person. I love the color stripes on the Collared Aracari.

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  41. What lovely and interesting birds to see. I have seen them in Paraguay.

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  42. Beautiful images of the Collared Aracari, excellent Eileen.

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  43. I am as excited as ever to see you share some of the birds from the tropics Eileen!! Wonderful.

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  44. Ohhhh ..... what another special bird Eileen and what a beautiful!!
    I think I have to emigrate because you see a lot of beautiful birds :-) Whole nice day today

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  45. How colourful - they look really entertaining - beautiful pictures - have a good week - Jane UK

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  46. Awesome! I've never been to Belize.

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  47. It looks like a cartoon bird.

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  48. Handsome!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  49. What a bird! How exciting to see this. Very interesting.
    Thanks for your comment, Eileen!
    Have a nice week! /Pia

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  50. Wow, Eileen, what a bird! I love that Collared Aracari. How amazing to see these members of the Toucan family!

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  51. They sleep with their tails folded? That is cool!.... Michelle

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  52. A beautiful bird with an impressive bill.

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  53. You certainly had great views of them. They're an interesting looking bird!

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  54. They're such a cool bird Eileen - how's that beak. Love their sleeping arrangements too :D)

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  55. Wonderful shots of these exotic birds.

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  56. What a great bird to find and so many of them! I know you were a happy camper that day!

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  57. How wonderful Eileen. You captured both the exotic nature of Belize and the exotic toucans in those atmospheric pictures. I'm looking forward to your next pictures from your holiday.

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  58. Oh My; how special and unique their beaks are♡♡♡ It must have been a exciting scene, as you said it was your first sighting(*^_^*)

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  59. What a wonderful bird! That beak is huge!!

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  60. I hope they protect this beautiful and exotic bird!

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