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|Budapest ZOO 2008 March 17|
The Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), also known as Sulfur-breasted Toucan, Rainbow-billed Toucan, and colloquially "the bill bird" (though this might refer to any toucan), is a colorful South American bird with a large bill. It is the national bird of Belize.
Including their bills, Keel-billed Toucans range in length from around 17 to 22 inches (42-55 cm). Their large and colorful bills averages around 5-6 in (12-15 cm), but can be up to one third of its length. While the bill seems large and cumbersome, it is in fact a spongy, hollow bone covered in keratin, a very light and hard protein.
The plumage of the Keel-billed Toucan is mainly black with a yellow neck and chest. Molting occurs once per year. They have blue feet and red feathers at the end of their tails. Their bills are mainly green with a red tip and orange sides.
Make - NIKON CORPORATION
Model - NIKON D300
DateTime - 2008:03:17 12:34:05
ExposureTime - 1/200 seconds
FNumber - 4.50
ISOSpeedRatings - 800
LightSource - Cloudy weather
Flash - Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
FocalLength - 155.00 mm
ExposureMode - Auto
White Balance - Manual
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 232 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
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colorful shot :) The toucan is captured quite sharp and the composition is good.
- [2008-03-19 14:42]
Nice composition and colours.Good DOF and crop.TFS