English : Plate-billed mountain-toucan
French : Toucan montagnard
Class : Aves
Order : Piciformes
Family : Ramphastidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 51 cm for a weight of 355 g. Head is black from forehead to nape. Wings and back olive-green. Rest of plumage dark turquoise blue with yellow tufts on flanks. Red and black bill with bright yellow spot.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in South America, west of the Andes, from South-west Colombia to central Ecuador. Lives in humid montane forests with lots of epiphytes and mosses, up to 3000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species occurs in protected areas but deforestation and capture for international trade are major problems. Restricted-range species.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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