Ridged Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus culminatus)
is very similar in coloration to the Cuvier's Toucan, but smaller
in size. It is distinguishable at a distance only by its croaking
call, which contrasts with the Cuvier's loud, yelping call. It
ranges from southern Venezuela south along the eastern Andes into
Colombia, Ecuador, Brasil and Peru and into central and western
there are no Yellow Ridged Toucans in captivity in the USA. There
are a number of captive Yellow Ridged in Peru, where they are
being bred and where this bird is also quite common in the wild.
Ridged Toucan is a subspecies of the Channel Bill(Ramphastos vitellinus)
and for that reason it is listed on Appendix II of CITES.