Toucans are classified in the order Piciformes along with woodpeckers, jacamars and puffbirds. Toucans are colorful birds with large bills, and are primarily fruit eaters.
Black-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena nigrirostris) |
San Sebastian Reserve, Envigado, Antioquia, Colombia
Four species of Mountain Toucans are found in the Andean chain from Venezuela to Bolivia.
Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus) Male|
Aracari is a Brazilian (Portuguese) name for a family of smaller toucans with a red/yellow/black coloration.
Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) |
Rancho Margot, Costa Rica
The Keel-billed Toucan is a medium-sized Toucan, and is one of the most colorful.
Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus) |
A large widespread Toucan.
White-throated Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus albivitta) |
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia
Toucanets are the smallest toucans. The White-throated Toucanet is a form of the widespread Emerald Toucanet, and considered a distinct species by some.