LC
Choco Toucan Ramphastos brevis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.html#.
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency medium
Land-mass type Average mass 412 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 233,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 11.5 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon or locally common in Ecuador (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Trend justification: The population has declined markedly in Ecuador due to deforestation. The species is also hunted for food and its bill is used as an ingredient in traditional medicine (del Hoyo et al. 2002).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Colombia extant native yes
Ecuador extant native yes
Panama extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Colombia Reserva Natural El Pangán
Ecuador Bosque Protector Los Cedros
Ecuador Cayapas-Santiago-Wimbí
Ecuador Centro Científico Río Palenque
Ecuador Corredor Awacachi
Ecuador Mindo and western foothills of Volcan Pichincha
Ecuador Los Bancos - Milpe
Ecuador Maquipucuna-Río Guayllabamba
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas
Ecuador Mache Chindul Ecological Reserve and surrouding areas (Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul IBA)
Ecuador Río Toachi-Chiriboga
Ecuador Territorio Étnico Awá y alrededores
Ecuador Verde-Ónzole-Cayapas-Canandé
Colombia Reserva Natural Río Ñambí
Ecuador Río Caoní
Ecuador Intag-Toisán
Panama Darién National Park
Colombia Parque Nacional Natural Ensenada de Utría
Ecuador Mashpi-Pachijal

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1550 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Ramphastos brevis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/choco-toucan-ramphastos-brevis on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.