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Emerald Toucanet (Aulachorynchus prasinus)

Picture of our prettiest Male.
Breeds from tropical Mexico to northern Venezuela and eastern Peru.
Resident breeder in forest and more open woodland, mainly at higher elevations. Three or Four white eggs are laid in an unlined hole in a tree, usually an old woodpecker nest. Both sexes incubate the eggs for at 14-15 days, Toucan chicks remain in the nest after hatching. They are blind and naked at birth, and have short bills and specialised pads on their heels to protect them from the rough floor of the nest. Fed by both parents, and fledge after about 6 weeks.