Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos Swainsonii)

Published on March 2, 2010
Category: Pets & Animals
Source: Youtube

Chestnut-mandibled Toucan (Ramphastos swainsonii) "This species is typically seen in pairs or small groups, keeping among the dense foliage during the hottest parts of the day and getting active around sunset. The most interesting behaviors of this bird are its vocalizations. There are several shrill, yelping sounds this bird makes. One is a yelping keeuREEK kirick, kirick, or yo-YIP a-yip, a-yip, often repeated constantly. The most recognized call has to be the keeyos taday taday repeated at short intervals. This call has been described by locals as being Dios te de, te de, te de, which is Spanish for God keep you. The calling bird usually tosses up its head and beak, and along with a side-to-side movement, jerks its head up and moves its tail rapidly up and down. Closer to evening, flocks will gather in trees or on tall dead snags and call in chorus. " Text from El Remanso website...