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University of Utah

Rainbow-Billed Toucan

Caption: Rainbow-billed toucans like the one shown here normally are confined to lower elevations in Costa Rica, but global warming is allowing them to colonize mountain forests, where they compete with resident birds for food and nesting holes, and prey on their eggs and nestlings.

Credit: Cagan Sekercioglu, University of Utah

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