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El Sam – The Singing Toucan


Meet “El Sam – el tucántor” – Sam the singing Toucan! Sam is a Chestnut mandibled Toucan:

The chestnut-mandibled toucan or Swainson’s toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii) is a subspecies of the yellow-throated toucan which breeds from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia to western Ecuador. Source: WikiPedia

Sam is native in Mindo and can often be heard in the tree tops with his friends singing their song of  “Dios tede, tede”.

You’ll be hearing more from El Sam the singing toucan in the future! In the mean time he’ll be keeping an eye on us.

Thank you to Efrain Toapanta of Casa Divina Lodge for confirming Sams species for us!
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