Black mandible toucan, chestnut mandible, choco toucan, yellow-throated toucan
The male reaches an average 56 cm length and weighs 750 g. The female is a bit smaller, reaches about 52 cm and weighs about 580 g. Plumage is predominantly black, with yellow throat and a red band in chest. Skin around eye is fluorescent green.
Nests in tree cavities. Generally, lays 3 – 4 eggs.
Feeds primarily on fruits, although sometimes will feed on other bird’s eggs and small animals.
From Honduras to Pacific Coast of Colombia and Ecuador, up to 200 m.
This species prefers higher grounds and vegetation
IUCN Red List: Minor Concern