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Toco Toucan Ramphastos toco

  • Order: Piciformes
  • Family: Ramphastidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Sedgwick, Carolyn W.
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Priorities for Future Research

More information is needed regarding the diet and the breeding behavior of Toco Toucans in the wild. A better understanding of the territory size of Toco Toucans (and other toucans) also is needed. Having a better understanding of population numbers and the effects of human hunting could also prove to be important for the purposes of monitoring the status and potential decline of Toco Toucans.

Recommended Citation

Sedgwick, Carolyn W. 2010. Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.toctou1.01