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Keel-billed Toucan

(Ramphastos sulfuratus)

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A large, mostly black bird with yellow lace and chest, yellowish green skin around eye, and that amazing, rainbow-colored (green-orange-blue) toucan's bill; to 47cm (18.5in). (Tucán Pico Iris, Curré Negro).


Low and some middle elevation forests, Caribbean and parts of northern Pacific slopes; found in tree canopy in more open habitats such as forest edges, tree plantations, and, in drier forests, along rivers and streams.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.

Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), Costa Rica