Birds of the World

Ramphastidae : Toucans

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan

Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii

Buenaventura, Ecuador - January 2013

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan is a subspecies of Yellow-throated Toucan (R. ambiguus). It is often treated as a separate species but, due to evidence of interbreeding in the contact zones and generally similarities between the two with regards to voice, behaviour and appearance, it is better treated as a race of Yellow-throated Toucan.

Buenaventura, Ecuador - January 2013