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Pictures of Chestnut Mandibled Toucans

Swainson'S Toucan


Swainson'S Toucan

Swainsons Toucan Closeup


Swainsons Toucan Closeup

Swainsons Toucan Closeup

Chestnut Mandibled Toucan


Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Chestnut Mandibled Toucan
Chestnut-Mandibled Aracari pictures (Ramphastos swainsonii), also known as Swainson's Toucan.

The Swainson's Toucan or Chestnut-mandibled Toucan is the second largest of the 42 species of toucans known. They are commonly found from Honduras in Central America to Columbia in South America. These arboreal birds which are related to woodpeckers have a tremendous, oversized bill that is surprisingly very light due ot the fact that it contains many air cavities.

Their diet consists mainly of fruit but during the nesting season when more protein is needed to feed the young, insects, lizards, eggs, and nestlings of other birds are consumed. They will lay 3 to 4 eggs in deep holes dug in hollowed-out palm trees. Both the mother and father take turns incubating the eggs. These toucans have 4 toes--2 facing forward and 2 facing back.