Ramphastos ambiguus brevis
Meyer de Schauensee, 1945,
River Mechengue, Cauca, Colombia.
A distinctive species within the so-called “croaking group” (see R. toco). Although plumage characters suggest possible sister relationship to R. sulfuratus, genetic data indicate that present species is sister to R. vitellinus#R. Long considered to be a race of R. ambiguus, but differs significantly in voice; size smaller, bill shorter with more yellow; sympatric with R. a. swainsonii. Monotypic.
NW Colombia (N Chocó) S, W of Andes, to SW Ecuador (S to Manta Real).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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