Mountain toucan, emerald toucanet
30 – 37 cm; male. Overall green, with beak yellow and black.
Nests in tree cavities and deposits 2 – 4 eggs
fruits, arthropods and other bird eggs
Found from Southern Mexico through Central America to Venezuela and Peru.
Principally found in mixed mountain forest from sea level to 2,600m, but more common above 900m. They generally prefer the dense Forrest and are usually found in the highest branches of the trees.
The accelerated destruction of their habitat and hunting for the illegal pet trade. Risk Category: IUCN Red List. Moderate Risk compared to some other toucans.