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Red-breasted Toucan - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Luiz
Ypê Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 27 June, 2007

Alternative Name: Green-billed Toucan

Ramphastos dicolorus


It weighs approximately 350 grams. Its beak is four inches in length. In spite of its popular name, the breast is actually orange with yellow at the sides. The red feathers are found on its abdomen.

The bill is green leading to its alternative name of Green-billed Toucan.


South America: found in south-eastern Brazil to eastern Paraguay and north-eastern Argentina.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Humid forests. of se Brazil to e Paraguay and ne Argentina



Their diet includes mainly fruit, but also some insects.


Usually 3-4 white eggs are laid. Incubation for all species lasts 16 days.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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