Hooded Mountain-Toucan (Andigena cucullata)

Order: Piciformes | Family: Ramphastidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bolivia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bolivia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bolivia

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Chuspipata, Bolivia


Identification & Behavior: ~43 cm (17 in). The Hooded Mountain-Toucan has a black head. The underparts and upper back are gray. The rest of the back and wings are bronzy with a dusky tail.  The lower rump is green. The undertail coverts are red. The bill is yellow-green with black on the outer third. It is similar to the Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan, but it is distinguished by different bill coloration and having green rump. These two species have no known geographic overlap.

Status: The Hooded Mountain-Toucan is rare in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes where it is known to range between 3000 – 3350 m. It also occurs in Bo.

Name in Spanish: Tucan-Andino Encapuchado

Sub-species: Hooded Mountain-Toucan (Andigena cucullata), Gould 1846.

Meaning of Name: Andigena: Related to or coming from the Andean Mountains. cucullata: L. cucullatus= a hood or cowl.

See more of the Family Ramphastidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.