Learn to Recognize the Song of the Toucans from the Rainforest of Ecuador.

Listen and Get familiar with Toucans Songs and learn about the Diversity of Birds living in the Rainforest in Ecuador.

In the Amazon Lowlands of Ecuador, during our Birding Trips in the Rainforest, we have the chance to encounter find the following species of toucans.

1.- Lettered Aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus)

Lettered Aracari is principally green above, with a red rump, and yellow below, with a black head (rufous in females) marked by an extensive blue patch of orbital skin. The bill is largely yellow, with vertical black marks (script or “letters”) along the cutting edge of the maxilla.

2.- Chestnut-eared Aracari (Pteroglossus castanotis)

The Chestnut-eared Aracari distinguished by the blue patch of skin around a light eye and a single red band on its yellow belly.

3.- Many-banded Aracari (Pteroglossus pluricinctus)

The Many-banded Aracari has large, black-and-yellow striped bills and bare, blue skin around their eyes. Their plumage is primarily black, although they have green tail feathers and are characterized by two reddish bands that run horizontally across their chest.

4.- Ivory-billed Aracari (Pteroglossus azara)

The Ivory-billed Aracari has a black cap, nape, and chestnut rest of the head and upper breast. The upperparts are dusky-green with a red mantle. The underparts are tri-colored with a broad red breast band above a broad black middle band, and yellow rest of the belly. The bill is creamy yellow with brown on most of the lower mandible.

5.- Golden-collared Toucanet (Selenidera reinwardtii)

The male is black below, and on the head, green above, red under tail coverts, with a bright yellow cheek. The bill is bright red with a dark tip, and the facial skin is blue-green. It also has a bright yellow collar, from which it gets its name, but can be relatively difficult to see. Females are equally gaudy but have all the black replaced by rich chestnut.

6.- White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)

The White-throated Toucan is black with white breast, throat, cheeks, and rump. The under tail coverts are red. The bill is black. The ridge of the upper mandible is yellow. It has blue bare skin around the eyes.

7.- Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)

The Channel-billed Toucan is black with white breast, throat, cheeks, and rump. It has red under tail coverts. The bill is black. The ridge and base of the upper mandible are yellow. It has blue bare skin around the eyes. It is nearly identical to White-throated Toucan, but it is slightly smaller with a shorter bill.