Choco Toucan (Ramphastos brevis) is
a large black toucan found in the lowland forests of the pacific
slope of Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, where it is common.
It is similar in appearance to the Swainson's Toucan, except it
is smaller and its voice is a croaking sound, whereas the Swainson
has a yelping sound. The Choco also differs in that the lower
mandible is black rather than chestnut red.
The Choco Toucan was imported only a couple times
in the 1980's and was bred only once and by Jerry Jennings. The
Choco may still exist in captivity in the U.S., but it would be
in only one collection and not more than three birds.
First captive breeding July 31, 1989; Jerry Jennings.
CITES status: not listed.