Family Toucans (Ramphastidae)

Near Threatened

Plate-billed Mountain-toucan (Andigena laminirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Toucan montagnard German: Leistenschnabeltukan Spanish: Tucán piquiplano
Taxonomy:

Andigena laminirostris

Gould

, 1851,

Quito, Ecuador

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Traditionally considered to form a species-group with A. hypoglauca and A. cucullata. Monotypic.

Distribution:

W Andes from SW Colombia (Patia Canyon, in Nariño) S to C Ecuador (S possibly as far as R Chanchan).

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song a series of loud, braying “kyeeowp” to “kyewp”, 35–42 per minute... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Short, L.L. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Plate-billed Mountain-toucan (Andigena laminirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/56084 on 11 December 2018).