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About the Keel-billed Toucan

The Keel-billed Toucan is a colorful South American bird with a beautifully colored large bill. This social bird lives in small flocks in lowland rainforests.It is a poor flyer and moves mostly by hopping from branch to branch around trees. Toucans roost in holes in trees.

The Keel-billed Toucan can be found from Southern Mexico to around Venezuela and Colombia. They roost in the canopies of tropical, subtropical, and lowland rainforests.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 16 March 2007
Scientific Name Ramphastos sulfuratus
  • Piciformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Ramphastos
  • R. sulfuratus
Birdorable Family Toucans, Hornbills & Barbets
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 15 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
17 to 22 inches
Range Central America South America

International Names

  • Tukan Krátkozobý (Czech)
  • Kølnæbbet Tukan (Danish)
  • Zwavelborsttoekan (Dutch)
  • Rikkitukaani (Finnish)
  • Toucan à carène (French)
  • Fischertukan (German)
  • Tucano Solforato (Italian)
  • サンショクキムネオオハシ (Sanshokukimuneoohashi) (Japanese)
  • Kjølnebbtukan (Norwegian)
  • Tukan Teczodzioby (Polish)
  • Радужный тукан (Russian)
  • Tucán Piquiverde (Spanish)

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