The Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) is a common bird found at higher elevations (1600 to 3000 meters, or 5300 to 10,000 feet) from central Mexico south along the Andes to Bolivia. They are arboreal fruit eaters.
Colombia has the longest bird list of any country in the world. More than 1870 species have been observed in Colombia. It may be necessary to travel just a few kilometers to encounter in another environment, perhaps at a higher or lower elevation, a different variety of species. During this recent trip to Colombia Magdalena and I traveled north from Quindío to La Ceja in the Department of Antioquia where we met up with Priscilla Burcher and Ernesto Uribe. With their help we were able add several new birds to our personal lists.