This is a Chestnut-mandibled Toucan. Usually the lower part of the bill, called the lower mandible, is black and the upper has a wide yellow strip along the top and around the tip and both have a reddish tinge at the base near the face. In this specimen the beak has been painted to make the yellow stripe thinner and to add a white band near the face. The skin around the eyes has also been painted. This may have been done for a previous exhibition to make it look like a different species.

Chestnut-mandibled Toucans are a subspecies of the Black-mandibled Toucan. They live in lowland forests of Central and northern South America from Honduras to Ecuador.

This specimen came from Ecuador and was registered into the Museum's collections in 1928.

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