Keel-billed Toucan

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 16 March 2007
Scientific Name
Ramphastos sulfuratus
  • Piciformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Ramphastos
  • R. sulfuratus
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 20 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
17 to 22 inches

International Names

Czech (Cesky) Tukan Krátkozobý
Danish (Dansk) Kølnæbbet Tukan
Dutch (Nederlands) Zwavelborsttoekan
Finnish (Suomi) Rikkitukaani
French (Français) Toucan à carène
German (Deutsch) Fischertukan
Italian (Italiano) Tucano Solforato
Japanese (日本語) サンショクキムネオオハシ (Sanshokukimuneoohashi)
Norwegian (Norsk) Kjølnebbtukan
Polish (Polski) Tukan Teczodzioby
Russian (русский язык) Радужный тукан
Spanish (Español) Tucán Piquiverde
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