Feeding WILD birds at Trilha dos Tucanos!

Feeding WILD birds at Trilha dos Tucanos!


I’m Emilio Pazmino and today I’m heading to a place called trilha dos tucanos Now this is a site that I visited many years ago here in Brazil, and it’s full of birds There was tanagers and toucans and woodpeckers and fly catchers Because what the people do here is they put feeding stations like they leave out bananas for the birds to come And all these wild birds, they are completely wild, have almost lost their fear of humans. So they’re very brightly colored They’re very beautiful, but you could get right up to them and there’s so many species I’m super excited to show you guys and there’s more because last time I came during the offseason and there wasn’t that many supposedly And right now we’re in the high season. So let’s see what we’re gonna find Well i’m not going to lie i’m a little bit disappointed, because as you can see There’s very few birds and it’s nothing compared to what I described to you before And I have a theory as to why that is you’re gonna see there’s a lot of sun right now, It’s very hot today, unusually hot And right now it’s supposed to be winter here, I remember I came two months later in the year last time And it was very cold. It was fog everywhere, and there’s also wind but now it’s very hot Maybe it’s global warming that’s affecting all of this change in the animals Good news is I hear some parakeets in the back, so if we go check over there, there might be something. Well, we did find some birds back here, not the parakeets. Oh, there we go, now the parakeets are coming look at this little tanager, I believe it’s the olive green tanager and look at that, i’ve got two different species in one hand We got the plain parakeets and then the olive green tanager and the parakeets scared it away These birds are called the plain parakeets, and they’re endemic to Brazil But that doesn’t mean they’re rare they’re very common it’s just that they don’t live outside the country look at that we have four at the same time, five Although we’re not going to see toucans today this is definitely pretty cool Note that these birds are completely wild. They’re not domesticated. This isn’t inside an aviary These are wild birds and the thing is that they’ve been feeding them for decades now so now they’re used to people an d they come right up to you, that’s a lot As you can see they’re territorial amongst themselves they’re constantly fighting We’ve also got another species of parakeet hanging around here somewhere called the maroon bellied parakeet but they’re more shy, so i doubt they’ll come up to my hand, let me see if i can find one I don’t see one right now but when it shows up i’ll point it out. Look at that blonde woodpecker right there there’s another species of bird that will often eat from your hand here it’s right here on the ground right now, its very colorful and very small, it’s called the green headed tanager But unfortunately, the parakeets are not letting them eat, so let’s see if can get the parakeets of so this guy can eat Come on, let him eat! Come on, let him eat! there we go these birds are bullies, bullies right here! now that we’re at the front we can get away from the plain parakeets and it seems we can now successfully feed the green headed tanager look at that, they’re a little bit more shy right now but they’re still coming In my opinion they are some of the most beautiful birds out there such an honor to have them eat right out my hand You can see at the olive green tanager, they’re a little bit more cautious, they’re just kind of hanging out in the back They’re slowly getting closer, but they are not getting on the banana like they did back there But the green headed tanagers are eating right away Out of all the birds that visit toucan trails, the green headed tender is probably the most comfortable around humans They’re not afraid to come inside houses and even eat from people’s plates. Now the olive green tanagers are eating but when the parakeets got here Now we can observe the parakeets have arrived and the olive green tanagers started eating Makes me wonder why they don’t eat when the parakeets are not here, and they do eat when the parakeets are here even though the parakeets sometimes will bully them out of food maybe it’s a sort of alarm system so that they know that the parakeets are gonna make noise when there’s danger So the only that their guard down when the parakeets are nearby we’re going back here again, looks like there is a squirrel in the feeder, let’s see if i can get close this is incredible guys, the squirrel is now eating from my hand So this is what I was talking about earlier up there is another species of parakeet, called the maroon-bellied parakeet Right now you can’t see some here but if we zoom in just a little bit hang on, let’s see if we can zoom in up there. There we go, can you guys see them now? Here we got a pair of maroon-bellied parakeet hanging out on the trees now we have two species, the plain parakeet but then we have maroon-bellied parakeet, i didn’t think he was going to come up to my hand ah he left, but we have 3 more over here, now i can show you the differences between them Here we can observe the two parakeets side-by-side These species often forage together and don’t really fight amongst each other Fortunately, neither of them are threatened or endangered and both species can often be found In places like city parks or gardens due to their adaptable nature Despite the initial challenges of the day We got extremely lucky as the weather change suddenly a gust of wind brought a thick fog and cold rains Almost immediately, we noticed a change in the bird’s behavior, as the once barren feeders were teeming with life And the hummingbirds fluttered around sipping nectar But most importantly it marked the arrival of the most sought-after birds of the day Now the weather has cooled down and guessed who showed up? It’s the toucans! we’ve got three of them here These guys are called the saffron toucanets, they’re one of my favorite toucan species because they’re super friendly all 3 of them just relaxing there, eating from my hand this is what i really wanted to show you guys today, the saffron toucanets There’s more coming and the reason they’re here is that now the sun is gone there’s a chill that came in and that’s how they travel, they come in with the cold weather looking for food Now here we are, with the saffron toucanet on one hand and the green headed tanager on the other Two incredible species, side by side on my hand, eating the banana The saffron toucanet is known locally as the Araçari banana Because of its characteristic yellow color Like many of the birds we’ve seen today It’s endemic to the Atlantic forest and they’re threatened by habitat fragmentation now we’ve got two of them Besides the toucans the cold weather also brought in another remember but unlike the others this one does not eat bananas so here we have another type of bird that will eat right out of your hand but this one does no eat bananas it eats sunflower seeds, it’s called the grosbeak here they are called the pimentão, you can identify them because they have a black body and their thick orange, reddish beak, they remind me a lot of the finches we have back in Ecuador So far all the animals talked about, seven in total, have been the ones who eaten out of my hand but it’s worth mentioning all the other species that are either too shy or have different diets Good example would be the woodpeckers such as the blonde crested woodpecker I pointed out earlier We also saw a second species called the yellow fronted woodpecker We saw both the male and female And you can tell them apart because the male has a red head while the female has a black head There were also other species of tanagers such as the Sayaca tanagers, the azure shouldered tanager The golden Chevroned tanager, the black goggled tanager Who also loved bananas, and the very distinct magpie tanager Another bird that showed up was that cacique, a type of black bird We also have caciques in Ecuador, but this species is called the Red rumped cacique These birds build colonies of long pendulum nets to raise their young and this brings us to our final bird of the day the elusive squirrel cuckoo Named so because they jump around from tree to tree like squirrels this was an awesome day guys, it could not have gone any better bueno muchachos, till next time Although this expedition has been our last in Brazil, our adventures in Latin America are far from over a season 3 Is just getting started and next week we’re heading back to Ecuador on the search for more exotic creatures If you guys enjoyed this video be sure to give it a like and comment down below, And if you haven’t already subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new adventures By clicking the channel icon right above Or click here to watch another video, And as always, thanks for watching

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21 thoughts on “Feeding WILD birds at Trilha dos Tucanos!

  1. What a wonderful video. Bananas seem to taste
    everything. Such a diverse bird world …. great. Great to see how
    tame they are and even eat them out of your hand. That must be a
    wonderful feeling and experience for you. Thank you and a nice weekend I
    wish you and the whole team with kind regards.

  2. Like 16!!👍🏻Thanks for this beautiful video!  Really fantastic😀👍🏻👍🏻I wish you a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing 😊🔝⭐🔝⭐🔝⭐🔝⭐👈🏻👈🏻 ♥ ️

  3. Talk about a bird watchers paradise! Those Saffron Toucanets were so beautiful, along with the rest of the species there (even the Brazilian Squirrel lol)!

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