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Black-billed Mountain Toucan - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Steve Blain
Near San Isidro, Ecuador, March 2006
Andigena nigrirostris


48–51 cm (18-20 in)

  • Black cap
  • Pale yellow rump
  • Dark slate-grey tail
  • Black bill


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • A. n. occidentalis:
  • A. n. spilorhynchus:
  • A. n. nigrirostris:


Subtropical and temperate cloud forests, thickets, bogs and agricultural areas.



Their diet consists of fruit and seeds; also some insects, but there is little detail currently available.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2015)

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