French: Toucan à bec noir German: Schwarzschnabeltukan Spanish: Tucán piquinegro
no locality = Subia, near La Mesa, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. n. nigrirostris
(Waterhouse, 1839) – Andes of W Venezuela and E Andean slopes in Colombia.
A. n. spilorhynchus
Gould, 1858 – C Andes and W slope of E Andes in S Colombia, and E slope in Ecuador; collected in extreme N Peru (Cerro Chinguela, in NE Piura).
A. n. occidentalis
Chapman, 1915 – W Andes of Colombia.
48–51 cm; 335–367 g, 450 g (1 subadult). Black-capped mountain-toucan with bronzy upperparts, pale yellow rump, dark slate tail with chestnut tips of central 2... read more
Commonly rattling or bill-clacking sounds, rattles varying in length, at c. 25 per minute; also... read more
Moist to wet cloudforest, subtropical to temperate montane forest, thickets, bogs, cultivated areas... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Diet mainly fruits and their seeds, but also some insects, e.g. beetles; 1 stomach with beetles and no fruit remains. Feeds... read more
Aug–Nov in W Venezuela, Mar–Aug in Colombia and probably similar or later in Ecuador. Details all but unknown, and nest and... read more
None, so far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Until recently, species was considered Near-threatened; not now listed as such, but probably still hovers around borderline. Local in much of range.... read more
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