The Ariel Toucan is one of the most iconic birds of the Amazon rainforest, depicted in countless pieces of art and historical renderings. They live in forested lowlands, most often near water, forest edge, swamp forest, clearings, riverine forest, patches in savannas, cerrado and riverine forest, up to c.1,700 m, but generally below 1,000 m. They are much less common in secondary, selectively cut forest even a decade after cutting (del Hoyo et al. 2002, 2014).
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The Ariel Toucan is also declining as a result of hunting pressure (del Hoyo et al. 2002, 2014). Based on a model of deforestation in the Amazon basin, and its susceptibility to hunting, it is suspected that this bird’s population is declining very rapidly over three generations, and it has therefore been classified as Endangered.
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BirdLife International. 2016. Ramphastos ariel. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22726233A94915441. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22726233A94915441.en. Downloaded on 16 February 2021.
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