August 18, 2016 – Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)

These large toucans are found from northwestern Colombia across most of north and central South America, including Amazonia and the forest of southeastern Brazil. Their diet is mainly fruit, gathered from the upper levels of the forest, as well as large arthropods and small vertebrates, including bats. They usually travel alone or in pairs, but will often join mixed foraging flocks. Nesting in tree cavities, both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks. They are classified by the IUCN as Vulnerable due to hunting and deforestation in the Amazon basin.


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