|Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
(aka Rainbow-billed Toucan) Colombian name: Tucán Caribeño
|Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia; Pico
Bonito, Honduras and Tikal, Guatemala
The Keel-billed Toucan is distributed from south-east Mexico through Central America to northern Colombia and the extreme north-west of Venezuela. See the distribution map at NatureServe.
|It is found mainly in wet, lowland forest but visits
fruiting trees nearby. Mainly below 800 metres but in Colombia and, in the case of the bird in photos 1 to 3, up to 2,000 metres.
This bird was recorded by Jeremy Minns.
|Photos 1 to 3 taken in Colombia and photo 4 from Honduras are of the sub-species R. s. brevicarinatus which is smaller than the nominate sub-species shown in photo 5 from Tikal, Guatemala and also shows a broader and more obvious red line on the breast.|
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