Yesterday morning at the beginning of my last full day at Chachagua Rainforest we had a Yellow-throated Toucan (eBird link) juvenile join those of us who were early enough. The waiter was feeding him fresh papaya which he enjoyed, but after a while he seemed to gaze into the forest where his momma taught him to find food and he was back into his natural habitat. But a few of us enjoyed his brief visit with the humans! 🙂 4 photos . . .
Life in the rainforest!
And my Yellow-throated Toucan Gallery for more photos of this bird and be sure to see the shot of one eating a lizard! They are omnivorous! 🙂
8 Replies to “Toucan at Breakfast”
Charlie, I can surely see why Costa Rica has provided so much pleasure ! I am happy for you. And…just a little bit jealous. Best wishes to you from a 93 degree- high humidity-pollen infested-Toucanless Nashville!?
🙂 Wellllll . . . I had some good days in Nashville, but I’m really glad to be finishing out life here! I even get an occasional toucan in my rent house garden in Atenas, along with many other reasons I love it here! Pura vida!
What fun! Perhaps I should go to the store and get some papaya to see i can lure any toucans !
It will work if they know it is there! See my photo of a Collared Aracari in a Papaya Tree in Tortuguero Village: https://charliedoggett.smugmug.com/BIRDS/Costa-Rica-Birds-by-Species/Collared-Aracari/i-wb8j9TB/A
I love it Charlie! Not many people can say they had a toucan at the breakfast table (and not the one on the cereal box)!
You are correct Bonnie! Just one of the little joys of living “Retired in Costa Rica!” 🙂