Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

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Near Coca, Ecuador.

This white-throated toucan (Ramphastos tucanus) greeted us on our journey to La Selva Lodge in Ecuador’s Amazon river basin.  His vivid colors were an exciting introduction to the rainforest wildlife we were about to experience.

The white-throated toucan has two subspecies which have been known to interbreed; I think this is the Cuvier’s subspecies (R. t. cuvieri) because the bill looks completely black, not reddish.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

    • Mei-Mei June 11, 2015 / 9:19 pm

      Thanks! I’m from the US, but I took a very memorable trip to Ecuador several years ago. Es un país maravilloso 🙂 I’m a native English speaker pero también he estudiaba español desde que era niña y me gusta practicarlo.

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      • blacksmithdragonheart June 11, 2015 / 9:52 pm

        Jajajaja great!
        En cambio yo soy de Ecuador, mi lengua nativa es español pero I’ve studied English and I like to write it when people use it.
        …I’ve never been in US 😦 I hope I go some day.

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