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two white-throated toucans singing Guyana

Two white-throated toucans singing atop a tree in the Iwokrama Rainforest in Guyana

As we entered the Iwokrama Rainforest in the South American country of Guyana near dawn, the birds were out in force. The first interesting encounter were these two white-throated toucans perched high up on this tree singing to each other.

If you have ever heard the sound of a toucan, it is a sound you will never forget. It is like a shrill whistle and when two or three birds start answering each other it is quite a sound spectacle. I first heard toucans in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica a year or so earlier although they were the chestnut-mandible variety, so I was glad to be in toucan country again in Guyana. We would see several more including some channel-billed toucans further down the road.

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