Red-breasted Toucans have a colorful appearance, with a red lower breast and abdomen, a yellow-orange chest, iridescent black back, bright blue feet, and green bill and eye. This colorful bird is also sometimes known as the Green-billed Toucan.
Red-breasted Toucans feed mainly on fruit, nuts, and some small animal prey. They have a relatively short beak for a toucan, measuring just about 4 inches long.
Details & Statistics
The Red-breasted Toucan is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.