Emerald (Andean) Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus albivitta)

Even though some birds are quite large, their behavior is often to stay in the canopy and are thus only partly visible. Sometimes they are fully visible only when in flight.

My one day at Tinalandia only offered one sighting of the emerald Toucanet, and this is most visible position it offered! If it didn’t move I would hardly have seen it – green as it is.

Focus distance is 20 metres.

The song resembles a tiny dog barking in the distance:

Altitude 2116 metres.

It sounds like this:


Last updated on 8 December 2020