Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela
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Channel-billed Toucans rarely fly more than 100 metres at a time and prefer to bounce from branch to branch. Their large bills help them to regulate body temperature. A toucan’s bill can reach over 18cm in length, and is also used to reach for food and break open bird nests.
Channel-billed Toucans are also declining as a result of hunting pressure (del Hoyo et al. 2002), although due to beliefs about the sacredness of these birds, their consumption by Indigenous peoples of Amazonia is rare
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BirdLife International. 2016. Ramphastos vitellinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22726222A94915148. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22726222A94915148.en. Downloaded on 06 June 2021.
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