smoky-blue underparts and cheek; olive upperparts (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan
Andigena laminirostris

Native Range: South America

Notes: found in humid mountaiin forests of western Columbia and western Ecuador; to many people's eyes, this is one of the world's most beautiful bird species; no sexual dimorphism.

pair; large black bill with a yellow spot and red base (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

pair; note the red vent area (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

pair showing off (Zoo; 2012-10-23)

head portrait; bare blue and yellow eye patch (Zoo; 2012-10-23)