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Toucans: Ramphastidae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Toucans And People, Conservation Status, Gray-breasted Mountain Toucan (andigena Hypoglauca): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

GRAY-BREASTED MOUNTAIN TOUCAN (Andigena hypoglauca): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TOCO TOUCAN (Ramphastos toco): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Toucans are found from north-central Mexico south through Central America to northern Argentina in South America. Colombia has the largest number of toucan species, twenty-one in all. Venezuela, Ecuador, and Brazil each are home to seventeen toucan species. Rivers often form barriers separating different species because toucans don't like to make long flights over water.


Most toucans live in tropical rainforest, usually at low elevations. They require mature forest with full-grown trees, big enough and old enough to develop cavities, holes, that toucans can use as nest sites. They also need forests with plenty of fruit trees.


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