Monday, March 5, 2012

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

The Chestnut-mandibled Toucan is a large, massive-billed bird found in lowland rainforests from southeast Honduras to western Ecuador. The Chestnut-mandibled Toucan is a habitat generalist that can occupy gallery forest, plantations, and even large gardens as long as there are suitable trees. It is one of the larger, more conspicuous species of toucan, and is often noted for its yelping, far-carrying vocalization (described by locals as “Díos te dé!”). It is largely frugivorous, but like other toucans it occasionally feeds on insects, lizards, and the eggs of other birds. Its nesting habits are little known, and although it is hunted in many areas, it remains fairly common throughout most of its range.



  1. Those shots are awesome Murph. Colours are beautiful in that habitat and the focus is spot on. Well done.

    1. Thanks Richard,

      For such a large colourful bird they really can skulk and hide away in high canopy.

  2. That is some bird!
    These toucans are all fabulous, but it is the first time I see a picture of this one!
    how beautiful!
    You've managed amazing shots!
    Makes me want to go back to Central America!! :)