French: Toucanet à oreilles d’or German: Gelbohrarassari Spanish: Tucanete orejigualdo
Cucuyos de Veragua, Panama
NE Honduras S, locally, to NW & CW Colombia and extreme NW Ecuador (Esmeraldas).
36–38 cm; 175–245 g. Largest, most distinctive of its genus. Male with black cap to hindneck, with yellow ear-tuft, green back and uppertail-coverts, and blackish... read more
Song a short to long series normally of double notes, “tik-ett”, often with associated... read more
Wet forested slopes and ridges in lowlands; also forest edges, adjacent secondary forest, and fruit... read more
Food and feeding
Few observations. Diet of fruits, many arillate, such as those of Dendropanax, Guateria, Hampea and Protium... read more
Apr–Aug generally; perhaps earlier in Honduras, as early as Feb in Colombia, possibly earlier still in Ecuador. Singing bird bows and... read more
Downslope post-breeding movement into lowlands known to occur in Costa Rica and Panama, sometimes... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally fairly common in N of range. Appears to have decreased in Costa Rica, where habitat continuity possibly essential for it to... read more
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