Yellow-throated Toucan Ramphastos ambiguus

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Ari A. Rice, Jason D. Weckstein, and J. Engel

Demography and Populations

Several species of chewing lice (Order: Phthiraptera) parasitize Yellow-throated Toucans, including Ramphasticola hirsuta (Hellenthal et al. 2005), Austrophilopterus cancellosus (Price and Weckstein 2005), Myrsidea vitrix, and M. extranea (Price et al. 2004), all of which are found only on Ramphastos toucans.

There is no information related to topics such as age at first breeding, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Yellow-throated Toucan.

Recommended Citation

Rice, A. A., J. D. Weckstein, and J. Engel (2010). Yellow-throated Toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus), version 2.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.