Scientific name Ramphastos
Higher classification Toucan
|Lower classifications Toco toucan, Keel‑billed toucan, Channel‑billed toucan, Green‑billed toucan, White‑throated toucan|
Similar Toco toucan, Keel billed toucan, Channel billed toucan
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- Taxonomy and systematics
- Extant species
- Former species
- Distribution and habitat
- Food and feeding
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Taxonomy and systematics
See also List of Ramphastos species and subspecies.
The genus Ramphastos has eight species considered to belong to the genus:
Some authorities, either presently or formerly, recognize additional species or subspecies as species belonging to the genus Ramphastos including:
This genus comprises the largest toucans, ranging from 42 to 61 centimetres (17 to 24 in) in length. All have black wings, tails and thighs, but the colour of the remaining plumage depends on the exact species involved.
Distribution and habitat
They are essentially resident birds, but may take part in minor, local movements (e.g., to lower altitudes in the winter).
They are arboreal and nest in tree holes laying 2–4 white eggs.
Food and feeding
All the species are basically fruit-eating, but will take insects and other small prey.