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Guianan Toucanet - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Anselmo d Affonseca
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, July 2015
Selenidera piperivora

Selenidera culik


33–35 cm (13-13¾ in)

  • Green upperparts
  • Green tail, with chestnut tips
  • Red and black bill


South America: found from extreme south-eastern Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil north of the Amazon.


This is a monotypic species1.


Moist lowland and hill forests; and gallery forests in savanna.



Their diet consists mostly of fruit, especially peppers and includes, figs and palm fruits. They also eat insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)

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