Toucanets Toucanets represent two genera (Aulacorhynchus and Selenidera) of toucans. They are similar to your cereal-box toucans, but with stubby little bodies. Somehow the disparity between their bill and body size amps up their cuteness tenfold. The Emerald Toucanet (drawn above) is probably the most common.
For some odd reason, I have always wanted to see a toucanet in the wild. I was within their geographic range in Colombia, but failed to spot one during our trip. *sad*
Indian Roller The Indian Roller is also known as the Indian Blue Jay. It is in the Roller family, which is of Old World distribution. I’ve never been to the Old World! I have seen some of their cousins, though: the bee-eaters (in Australia) and kingfishers (Australia and Americas).
It is actually also a fairly common bird, but I want to see it just because it is so beautiful. I’ve never been within its geographic range, but I suspect that I would see one if I ever get to travel to India.
There are many, many more birds I want to see, but since I have drawn these two…
So what birds do you want to see in the wild?