|Toco Toucan Ramphastos
|Pantanal, Mato Grosso,
The first bird was photographed at the
Fazenda Sta Tereza Hotel at Pixaim where it hung around the
It is also the largest toucan and has an unmistakable yellow orange bill with a black spot at the tip of the upper mandible. The orange skin round the eye contrasts beautifully with the blue eyelids. The throat and rump are white while the undertail coverts are red
The call is a series of low grunts.
|There is a distribution map at NatureServe and more information is available via Avibase. There is also an excellent detailed article at Sedgwick, Carolyn 2010 .Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.|
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