Birds

 

Red billed toucan (White-throated toucan)

Ramphastos tucanus


Class Aves   Ramphastos tucanus
Order Piciformes
Distribution South-eastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, eastern Peru, northern Bolivia, southern and eastern Venezuela, and northern and western Brazil
Habitat Tropical humid forest, woodland and riverine forest within the Cerrado.
Conservation Status Listed under Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in
Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Behaviour The white-throated toucan is brightly marked and has a huge bill. The only species of toucan that surpasses the white-throated in size is the toco toucan. This species moves through the forest in small flocks or more commonly in pairs with a heavy but weak, undulating flight. It rarely flies more than 100 m (330 ft) at a time.

 

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