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Grey-breasted mountain toucan (Andigena hypoglauca) PN Yanachaga Chemillén - Santa Barbara, Pasco, Peru. Jul 30, 2020 Andigena hypoglauca,Geotagged,Grey-breasted mountain toucan,Peru,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Grey-breasted mountain toucan (Andigena hypoglauca)

PN Yanachaga Chemillén - Santa Barbara, Pasco, Peru. Jul 30, 2020

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  1. Just checking in between field trips!
    This was one of the highlights of the previous outing. I'd heard them before but this was my first time actually seeing one. Check out those colors! The big lowland toucans (and the small ones) are lovely of course, but I think the Andigena mountain toucans might be my favorites in the family!
    (and now we've got of a photo of the species from each of the Andean big 3!)
    Posted 8 months ago, modified 8 months ago
    1. I agree - Mountain Toucans rock! - I saw my first one this year in Ecuador. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Awesome! Which species? Posted 8 months ago
        1. Black-billed Mountain Toucan, Andigena nigrirostris Posted 8 months ago
          1. Nice, that's the first one I saw as well! Posted 8 months ago
  2. Incredible species, but also a world-class shot! Perfect pose and such vibrant colors. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! But actually I'm slightly concerned that my camera is starting to suffer from all the time in the field, and the photos I'm taking are not quite as sharp as before. I hope it lasts until year's end, at least... Posted 8 months ago
      1. Suffer how? Humidity? Dirty sensor? Posted 8 months ago
        1. Humidity of course, though I always store it in a bag with silica beads at night. But also long days of pretty rough hiking up and down, with a fair bit of clambering up rocks and things like that with it around my neck. I do my best to shield it from the vibrations but I wonder how much it's been affected over time. Posted 8 months ago
          1. Hard to say, I guess. I know that bigger shocks (dropping, bump against rock) can have permanent effects, but not sure about smaller vibrations over a longer time. I'm kind of hoping that should be fine :) Posted 8 months ago
            1. Not much I can do here anyway, just be careful and cross my fingers! Posted 8 months ago
  3. Great capture! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 8 months ago
  4. I real envy you Thibaud living in a World like yours. Posted 8 months ago
    1. Ah thanks Paul! But it looks like you manage to find some pretty great natural beauty where you are! Posted 8 months ago
      1. Guess you're right Thibaud, we both are lucky to spot a lot of natural gems Posted 8 months ago
  5. So beautiful! Posted 8 months ago
  6. An absolutely stonking bird and shot Thibaud, glad to see that life is still good! Posted 8 months ago, modified 7 months ago
    1. Haha thanks! Posted 7 months ago

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The grey-breasted mountain toucan is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae found in humid highland forest, often at the tops of the trees, in the Andes of southern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It remains locally fairly common, but has declined due to habitat loss.

Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Aug 18, 2020. Captured Jul 30, 2020 12:38 in Huancabamba, Peru.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/10.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO2500
  • 560mm