• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

Crimson-rumped Toucanet - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Crimson Rumped Toucanet)
Photo by: Ecuadorrebel
Mindo, Ecuador, February 2010
Aulacorhynchus haematopygus

Identification

Length 35cm, with huge (6.5-7.5cm) bill typical of toucan family.
Brilliant green overall colour, with bands of blue on underside. Bill dark reddish-brown with white ring around base. Rump is scarlet red.

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. Its naturally Common on western slope of Andes between 500m. and 2000m. in elevation.

Taxonomy

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • A. h. sexnotatus:
  • A. h. haematopygus'':
  • Andes of Colombia and Sierra de Perijá  (western Venezuela)

Habitat

Canopy and borders of foothill and subtropical forest, woodlands, and clearings. Also road sides and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

Tame and tolerant of disturbance. Gathers fruit from bushes and trees in its large bill, and swallows it whole by tilting head back and tossing into throat.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
  2. Wikipedia

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1

Back
Top