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They are found in the mountainous regions of Mexico and South America.
The emerald toucanet is brightly marked and has a large bill. The sexes are alike in appearance, although the female generally is smaller and slightly shorter-billed.
It is mainly green. The vent and tail-tip are rufous. The bill is black lower and with yellow to the upper mandible and a white band at the base of the bill. The legs are dull greyish and the iris is dark.
Juveniles are duller in color.
The hen lays 3-4 eggs. Both sexes incubate the eggs for 14–15 days, and the chicks remain in the nest after hatching. They are blind and naked at birth and are fed by both parents. Fledging occurs after about 6 weeks. They are fed for several weeks after leaving the nest.
DIET In Captivity::
A high-quality, low-iron pellets and lots of fresh fruits and dried insects..