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Keel-billed Toucan

From Opus

Alternative name: Sulphur-breasted Toucan

Photo by Glen Tepke  Photographed in Panama.
Photo by Glen Tepke
Photographed in Panama.
Ramphastos sulfuratus

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[edit] Identification

Huge brightly colored bill. Black body with bright yellow front, white rump, brilliant red undertail coverts, and blue feet.

[edit] Distribution

Southern Mexico to northern Colombia and north-west most Venezuela.

[edit] Taxonomy

In flight. Photo by Jim Crosswell  Photographed: Finca Oro, Costa Rica, January 2010.Click on image for larger version
In flight. Photo by Jim Crosswell
Photographed: Finca Oro, Costa Rica, January 2010.
Click on image for larger version

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • R. sulfuratus
  • R. brevicarinatus

[edit] Habitat

Tropical, subtropical, and lowland rainforests.

[edit] Behaviour

They nest in holes in trees. 1-4 eggs are laid and are incubated for 15-20 days. Both parents feed the young.

[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.

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