French: Toucan à carène German: Fischertukan Spanish: Tucán piquiverde
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Subspecies and Distribution
R. s. sulfuratus
Lesson, 1830 – SE Mexico (from Hidalgo#R) S to N Guatemala and Belize.
R. s. brevicarinatus
Gould, 1854 – NE Guatemala and N Honduras S to N Colombia (R Atrato, lower R Cauca and lower R Magdalena) and extreme NW Venezuela.
46–51 cm; 275–550 g, male 20–50 g heavier than female. Large black, white, yellow and red toucan. Both sexes of nominate race with maroon tinge to black of... read more
Series of variable notes, “bbrrik” to more grunting “ggrrr”, grating... read more
Usually occurs in wet lowland forest, occasionally lower montane subtropical forest, extending into... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits of various trees, lianas and others: e.g. of Alchornea, Aristolochia, the palm Astrocaryum, Cecropia... read more
Mainly Jan–Jul. Jerks head and tail when singing; male courtship-feeds female. Nest in natural cavity 3–27 m above ground,... read more
Apparently only local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (LEAST CONCERN). CITES II. Fairly common to common in Mexico and Belize; common in parts of Costa Rica and Panama, mainly on Caribbean slope; common... read more
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