segunda-feira, 18 de novembro de 2013

Tucano black beak

Tucano black beak

The toucan-beaked black is a piciforme of Ramphastidae family. Also known as canjo (Mato Grosso), toucan-breasted toucan yellow and pacova.
The Ramphastos vitellinus is subdivided into three subspecies, namely:
Ramphastos ariel vitellinus
This subspecies has the morphological characteristic yellow color in the beak and red around the eyes.
Ramphastos vitellinus vitellinus
This subspecies has the black beak morphology with blue basal band; bare skin around the eyes blue; brown iris; dorsal side, black belly and tail; white breast with large orange-red central spot; infracaudais above and red. Northern Brazil on the north side of the Amazon River. It inhabits forest
Ramphastos vitellinus pintoi
This subspecies inhabits the central Brazil (Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás). Chat introduces white yellow and the base jaw. Can be confused with Ramphastos tucanus.

It is approximately 46 centimeters in length.

In addition to fruits, also feeds up of insects (including termites, the termite nest and in flight), spiders and eggs and young of other birds.

Nests in tree cavities, about 10 feet off the ground. Add 2 to 4 eggs and the incubation period is 18 days. The female incubates the eggs alone, being fed by the male during the period.

Common in the canopy of rainforests, both inside as on the edges, and in high barns. He lives in groups of varying sizes, but never very large. Like all toucans, several individuals sleep together.

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