When you think of the undisturbed Amazon, you often associate it with exotic birds. Colorful and loud birds that is. Toucans can be seen as one of them; colorful, agile and loud. Here in Kabalebo we have 2 different toucans: the Channel-billed (left) and the Red-billed toucan (right). At first glance they look similar to each other. So it often occurs that these two can be easily mixed up or it can sometimes be confusing to tell them apart. Here are some simple clues to know them a bit better …..
But before we start, they also share similarities:
Now the difference, we start with their throat/chest:
And the difference in the (upper) mandible:
So the next time you see a toucan ….