Mountain toucan

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Mountain toucan
Andigena laminirostris.jpg
Plate-billed mountain toucan
Andigena laminirostris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Andigena
Gould, 1851

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Andigena, the mountain toucans, is a genus of birds in the family Ramphastidae. They are found in humid highland forests in the Andes of South America, ranging from Bolivia to Venezuela. These medium-sized toucans all have olive-brown upperparts, a black crown, yellow rump, blue-grey underparts and a red vent.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

Extant species[edit]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Gray-breasted Mountain-Toucan (Andigena hypoglauca).jpg Andigena hypoglauca Grey-breasted mountain toucan Southern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Plate-billed mountain toucan (Andigena laminirostris).jpg Andigena laminirostris Plate-billed mountain toucan Western Ecuador and far south-western Colombia
Andigena cucullata (Hooded Mountain Toucan), Vogelpark Walsrode.jpg Andigena cucullata Hooded mountain toucan South-eastern Peru to central Bolivia
Black-billed-Mountain-Toucan.jpg Andigena nigrirostris Black-billed mountain toucan Western Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and far northern Peru

Former species[edit]

Some authorities, either presently or formerly, recognize additional species or subspecies as species belonging to the genus Andigena including:


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