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Channel-billed Toucan

Channel-billed Toucan

Scientific name: Ramphastos vitellinus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae

The Channel-billed Toucan breeds in Trinidad and in tropical South America east of the Andes and as far south as southern Brazil. They are Omnivorious and highly opportunistic when it comes to their diet. Food includes various fruits, insects, reptiles and small birds (mainly nestlings). It is submissive to the larger White-throated Toucan and Toco Toucan.

Breeding is largely seasonal, but exact timing differs between regions. The 2-4 eggs are placed in a tree cavity. Both sexes participate in the incubation of the eggs and feeding of the chicks.

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Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/100s f/4.0 at 270mm (EF 70-200mm + EF 1.4x TC) ISO 400 with Flash full exif

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