Spot-billed toucanet

The spot-billed toucanet (Selenidera maculirostris) is a species of bird in the toucan family Ramphastidae. It is found in the Atlantic Forest of south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay, and far north-eastern Argentina (Misiones). The spot-billed toucanet was originally described in the genus Pteroglossus. It is 35 cm (14 in) long and weighs 140-200 grams (4.9-7.1 oz.)[2] Except for the bill-pattern, it resembles the Gould's toucanet, and the two have been considered conspecific in the past.

Spot-billed toucanet
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Male in Brazil
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Female in Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
Species:
S. maculirostris
Binomial name
Selenidera maculirostris
(Lichtenstein, 1823)
Synonyms
  • Pteroglossus maculirostris

Males can be differentiated from females by the color of the head, throat and chest. Males are black while females vary from brown to orange. The back of both sexes is olive green. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Selenidera maculirostris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2018-04-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ ExoticBirds.life. "Spot-billed Toucanet". Retrieved 2021-02-21.