16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Toucan Courtship

Toucan courtship behavior can involve the male offering the female a gift. In this case he is presenting her with a large seed or nut which she is accepting from him. This photo is taken just at the instant when the gift is transferred from his beak to hers.

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Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Copyright: © Karl Krueger