Collared Aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus) Toucan Images from the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica
The collared aracari (air-a-sorry) is a medium sized bird in the toucan family. The razor sharp beak is used to open nuts and fruits. They love mountain papaya. The trick is getting up high because the birds don’t generally come down to the ground to eat. They prefer to stay up high and away from predators. So we use homemade bird blinds to sit behind and we put the fruit up at a level the birds in which the birds are comfortable.
This image appears in the Moon guide of Living Abroad in Costa Rica as well as other images by 10 Degrees Above.