Rainbow-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) - HBW 7, p. 269
French: Toucan à carène
Spanish: Tucán Piquiverde
Other common names: Keel-billed(!)/Sulphur-breasted Toucan
Taxonomy: Ramphastos sulfuratus Lesson, 1830, Mexico.
Distinctive within the so-called “croaking group”, which also includes R. dicolorus, R. brevis, R. vitellinus and R. toco. Not especially closely related to any other species, with nearest relatives probably R. dicolorus and R. brevis. Races weakly defined, intergrading where they meet. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- sulfuratus Lesson, 1830 - SE Mexico (from Veracruz) S through Belize and Guatemala to Honduras.
- brevicarinatus Gould, 1854 - Guatemala, Belize and Honduras S to N Colombia (R Atrato, lower R Cauca and lower R Magdalena) and extreme NW Venezuela.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 34 videos
A nervous bird calling continuously. Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala (ssp sulphuratus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 6 August 2005 7 years ago 56 sec 4.7
Adult calling in the forest canopy. Locality Hun Nal Ye, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala
Knut Eisermann 6 May 2014 45 weeks ago 1 min 14 sec 4.6
A bird calling on a branch. Locality Santa Elena, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp brevicarinatus)
Richard Garrigues 15 July 2012 2 years ago 24 sec 4.6
A bird in a tree looking around, than preening Locality Canopy Tower, Soberanía National Park, Panama (ssp brevicarinatus)
Eldert Groenewoud 3 May 2010 1 year ago 23 sec 4.5
An adult perched in a banana tree and then consuming the fruits Locality Arenal region, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica (ssp brevicarinatus)
Greg Baker 3 April 2001 2 years ago 28 sec 4.5
A bird on a branch, preening, scratching its head and then flying away. Locality Yaxchilán Archaeological Park, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp sulfuratus)
Josep del Hoyo 12 April 2009 5 years ago 50 sec 4.5
PhotosSee all 47 photos
in the lodge garden
Locality Selva Verde Lodge, Chilamate, Sarapiquí, Heredia Province, Costa Rica
Chris Chafer 22 December 2007 1 year ago 4.7
An adult perched on a palm leaf in the forest understory.
Locality Tikal National Park, Petén Department, Guatemala
Knut Eisermann 13 December 2013 1 year ago 4.7
Locality Costa Rica
Luis Vargas 10 March 2013 1 year ago 4.5
A curious bird
Locality Los Colorados Sanctuary, Bolívar Department, Colombia
mauricio rueda 1 year ago 4.4
Rainbow-billed Toucan calling
Locality Cahuita National Park, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Tomas Grim 28 February 2013 2 years ago 4.3
Locality El Dorado Reserve, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia (ssp brevicarinatus)
Arthur Grosset 14 April 2012 42 weeks ago 4.2
A bird calling repeatedly.
Locality Yaxchilán Archaeological Park, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern)
Josep del Hoyo 12 April 2009 5 years ago 4
Constant calls. Locality Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States)
pcx 24 November 2010 3 years ago 3
Two birds chattering. Locality El Dorado Reserve, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena Department, Colombia
herve jacob 20 January 2013 2 years ago 0