Red-breasted Toucan

The Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus), also known as the Green-billed Toucan, is a species of bird found in southern and eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far northeastern Argentina. It is a fairly common species and is considered to be of Least Concern by the IUCN.

This bird is one of the smallest species of Ramphastos toucans, weighing only 12.33 ounces. It also has one of the shortest beaks of the Ramphastos toucans (4 inches). The Red-breasted Toucan gets its name from the large area of red feathers that actually appear on the abdomen, rather than the breast. The breast is actually orange with yellow on the sides. The beak is a pale greenish color which gives rise to its alternate name (Green-billed Toucan).

His species is difficult to keep as a pet for novice aviculturists, as it requires spacious cages, high fruit diet, and it is sensitive to
hemochromatosis (iron storage disease).

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