On this particular morning a Canadian guest and I got up very early to visit the Inkaterra Canopy (a bridge system located 30mts. above ground level). When we got to the first tower we decided to scan the area for birds. Fortunately for us we spotted a small group of Curl-crested aracaris (Pteroglossus beuharnaessi) perched on a tree not far away from where we were standing. These types of toucanets; aracaris, are adapted for life above ground (long beak to search for food in between tree crevices and legs for easy movement on top of tree branches). Due to this they are often seen flying, feeding or resting along the Canopy excursion. Their vivid colors and long beaks are always catching our attention.
- Percy Ccopa -