Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Ecuador

Crimson-rumped Toucanet
Tandayapa, Ecuador
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 1250   *   1/125 sec @ f/5.6

The strikingly large bill of the Crimson-rumped Toucanet is actually quite lightweight, a marvel of evolutionary engineering composed of drum-like membrane structures maded from keratin, the same material as our fingernails.

Photo ID: 20130925-79

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