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Chestnut Mandibled Toucan

(Ramphastos swainsonii)

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Large, mostly black bird with yellow lace and chest; yellowish green skin around eye; large bill, yellow above, dark maroon or reddish brown below; to 56cm (22in). (Tucán de Swainson, Dios-te-dé).


Low and some middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and southern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in more open habitats such as forest edges, tree plantations.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Chestnut Mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii), Costa Rica