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Saffron Toucanet - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Baillon's Toucan; Baillon's Toucanet; Banana Toucan; Banana Toucanet

Photo by Luiz
Ypê Hotel, Itatiaia National Park, Brazil
Pteroglossus bailloni

Baillonius bailloni


35-40 cm

  • Saffron yellow body
  • Darker olive back and tail
  • Greenish bill with red lower mandible
  • Red rump and ocular skin
  • Yellow iris


South America: found in humid forests of south-eastern Brazil locally also in north-eastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Included in the genus Baillonius by some authorities.


Denizen of the mid-level Atlantic forest.



The diet consists mostly of fruit, supplemented by insects during the breeding season.


The 3-4 pure white, elliptical shaped eggs are incubated for 16 days. The young fledge at 40-42 days.


  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Wikipedia

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