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Choco Toucan

From Opus

Photographed by mmdnjeMindo, Ecuador, June 2004
Photographed by mmdnje
Mindo, Ecuador, June 2004
Ramphastos brevis

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[edit] Identification

Length 43-45cm (17-18in.)
Typical morph of tropical Toucans, with huge (15cm) bill, black body, and bright yellow front. Long black tail, white rump, and bright red undertail coverts.

[edit] Similar species

Similar to Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, but slightly smaller, and lower section of bill is black instead of chestnut-colored (hard to distinguish in poor light).

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the lowland and foothills on west side of Andes mountains, Ecuador and Colombia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Canopy and borders of humid forests.

[edit] Behaviour

The clutch consists of 3-4 white eggs which are incubated for 16 days; the young fledge about 45-50 days later.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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