Yellow-throated Toucan, Ramphastos ambiguus, chestnut-mandibled toucan, toucan, bird, costa rica

Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus)

During my trip to Costa Rica we stayed at the Esquinas Rainforest lodge. This turned out to be a great place to see and photograph Yellow-throated Toucans (Ramphastos ambiguus), which used to be called Chestnut-mandibled Toucans (both names would seem to be appropriate, from my point of view!).

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  1. laura lecce says:

    Stunning photo Phil! I thought I’d see more toucans in Costa Rica, I think I was just unlucky, or not an early enough riser.


    • phil yates says:

      Thanks Laura! I guess you must have been unlucky-we saw toucans pretty much at any time of the day. You can also hear them calling from great distances, if you know what their call sounds like, of course!

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      • laura lecce says:

        Yes, I think unlucky. Even with a guide we didn’t see or hear any on that day. So I didn’t know the sound to listen out myself. I think we made up for it with sloths though. I’m happy to leave the birds to you, you always take amazing photographs of them!


      • phil yates says:

        Oh, sloths are great! Glad you got to see a few!


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