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Living Rainbow This was among the prettiest of the birds we saw in the cloudy forest of Ecuador. Only had a brief chance to capture this shot as he flew off soon after. Ecuador,Geotagged,Semnornis ramphastinus,Toucan Barbet,animal,avian,bird,color,forest,nature,rainforest,south america,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Living Rainbow

This was among the prettiest of the birds we saw in the cloudy forest of Ecuador. Only had a brief chance to capture this shot as he flew off soon after.

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  1. Ohhhhh, this is one of my most favorite family of birds. Stunning capture, glad you were in time! Promoted. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Definitely a really cool species! Posted 5 years ago

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The Toucan Barbet is a distinctive bird found in humid forests growing on the west Andean slopes in north-western Ecuador and south-western Colombia. While it remains fairly common locally, it has declined due to habitat loss and trapping for the cage-bird trade.

In the past, it has been grouped with the other barbets in the Capitonidae. However, DNA studies have confirmed that this arrangement is paraphyletic; the New World barbets are more closely related to the toucans than they are.. more

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2014. Captured Mar 24, 2012 10:24 in Irlanda, Quito 170135, Ecuador.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 135mm