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Andigena laminirostris
Photo by steveblain
Location: Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador



Ecuador and southwestern Colombia.


A member of the Ramphastidae family. Gould, 1851.


High elevations, approaching 9,000' in subtropical or tropical moist montanes.


Toucans are frugivorous birds. A variety of insects for protein are also eaten, especially during their nesting cycle. They lay 3-4 white eggs. Incubation for all species lasts 16 days, and young fledge the nest at 46-50 days.

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