Aulacorhynchus prasinus or Emerald Toucan
Toucan emerald, last Sunday, May 27, we received a call from a neighbor of the Miramar community of Puntarenas; He said that a toucanet chick had fallen from its nest and that they had been in their home for a few days. People decided that the best future for the bird was to try to return it to the ecosystem. So, they decided to enter the bird into NATUWA to rehabilitate it for its future release.
The emerald toucan (Aulacorhynchus prasinus) is one of the most beautiful birds in the rain forests; they inhabit the part of the canopy and edges of the forest; They can also be seen in cocoa plantations and even lightly wooded areas. In Costa Rica, it distributed at intermediate elevations along the Caribbean and Pacific slopes.
NATUWA rehabilitates the bird so that it can return to its natural ecosystem. At this moment, it is in an enclosure full of vegetation that allows it to practice flight and even has the opportunity to search for food. The Aulacorhynchus is visited twice a day to be observed and to ensure that it is feeding and hydrating correctly.
Next, the bird will be under a process with as little human contact as possible to avoid imprinting. On the contrary, when the bird released, it will seek the company of someone and fall into the hands of someone who will not hesitate to subject it to conditions of captivity and food that are not very proper.