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Ramphastos swainsonii (Chestnut-mandibled Toucan)

Wikipedia Abstract

The chestnut-mandibled toucan, or Swainson’s toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii) is a near-passerine bird which breeds from eastern Honduras to northern Colombia to western Ecuador. This subspecies is replaced from southern Colombia to eastern Peru by the nominate subspecies black-mandibled toucan, R. ambiguus ambiguus. The SACC and NACC of the AOU have recently indicated (in 2010) that these birds should be classified as conspecific. The scientific and alternative English names commemorate the English ornithologist and artist William Swainson.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
19
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.26065
EDGE Score: 1.66025

Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore
Diet - Ectothermic [1]  10 %
Diet - Endothermic [1]  10 %
Diet - Fruit [1]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  20 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  60 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  30 %
Forages - Understory [1]  10 %
Male Weight [2]  1.563 lbs (709 g)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No
Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru No

Prey / Diet

Tetragastris panamensis[3]
Virola sebifera (virola)[4]
Virola surinamensis (Baboonwood)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2Short, LL, and JFM Horne. 2001. Toucans, barbets, and honeyguides. Oxford University Press, Oxford
3MONKEY DISPERSAL AND WASTE OF A NEOTROPICAL FRUIT, Henry F. Howe, Ecology, 61(4), 1980, pp. 944-959
4DISPERSAL OF A NEOTROPICAL NUTMEG (VIROLA SEBIFERA) BY BIRDS, HENRY F. HOWE, The Auk 98: 88-98. January1981
5Howe, HF, EW Schupp, and LC Westley. 1985. Early consequences of seed dispersal for a Neotropical tree (Virola surinamensis) Ecology 66:781-791
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License