Finding the Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan

The Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan or the Swainson’s Toucan is a sub-species of the common yellow-throated toucan that breeds in central Honduras to central Colombia to central Ecuador.

The Swainson’s are very similar to both the blue-winged toucan and the black-chinned toucan. They are small-sized birds with muscular necks, short heads, short wings, a narrow neck and head, prominent cheek patches, white or red rings around their eyes, and white belly and blackish wings.

The chestnut-Mandibled toucan is closely related to the Swainson’s but differs in the amount of white on the breast.

The Swainson’s have very few or none at all, and the chestnut-Mandibled toucan has a yellow, white patch on its breast. The Swainson’s are more brownish and have a white belly compared to the chestnut-Mandible.

These birds breed in tropical rainforests and scrub and inhabit mostly in trees and undergrowth, and are primarily found in Central and South America.

Central and South American Bird Watching

Central and South American countries are lovely places to visit, and bird watching in this part of the planet is no exception.

Central and South American birding destinations are popular among bird watchers all over the world. Tourists from every corner of the globe flock to these destinations each year to see toucans in their natural habitat.

A trip to Central and South American destinations will give you a breathtaking view of the many unique species of birds that live here.

Galapagos Islands

One of the most famous Central and South American birding destinations is the Galapagos Islands’ reserve.

The Galapagos Islands is an incredibly unique combination of marine life and the wild, exotic land. One of the more popular activities you can enjoy during your trip to the Galapagos Islands is toucan bird watching.

Toucan birds are incredibly colorful and come in all different shapes and sizes. Many other birds make up the toucan population as well, including the Galapagos Blue Tongue Tangerine, the Galapagos Horned Owl, and the Galapagos Penguin.

There’s also plenty to see during toucan bird watching. When you’re not watching the birds, you can enjoy exploring the islands.…