French: Toucan montagnard German: Leistenschnabeltukan Spanish: Tucán piquiplano
W Andes from SW Colombia (Patia Canyon, in Nariño) S to C Ecuador (S possibly as far as R Chanchan).
46–51 cm; 275–355 g. Large, with black forehead to hindneck, rest of upperparts brown and green, except for pale yellow rump; tail blackish, central 2–3... read more
Song a series of loud, braying “kyeeowp” to “kyewp”, 35–42 per minute... read more
Moist montane forest with epiphytes, mosses, bromeliads; also enters nearby secondary forest, and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly fruits, in Colombia of 49 plants in 22 families; especially important are species of Cecropia, arecaceous palms, Ocotea... read more
Mar–Oct in Colombia, Jun–Sept in Ecuador. Sometimes 2 broods, but may not breed yearly. Groups with home range break up prior... read more
Downslope and other movements noted in Colombia, with groups of up to 25 moving to lower levels in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Range 14,300 km2. Common locally where forest remains... read more
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