Keel-billed Toucan Ramphastos sulfuratus
(aka Rainbow-billed Toucan)

Colombian name: Tucán Caribeño
Keel-billed Toucan, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image 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.

Keel-billed Toucan, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image 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.

Keel-billed Toucan, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Keel-billed Toucan, Pico Bonito, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image 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.
Keel-billed Toucan, Tikal, Guatemala, March 2015 - click for larger image
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