Tawny-tufted toucanet

The tawny-tufted toucanet (Selenidera nattereri) is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae found in the northwestern Amazon Basin of Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia and western Guyana. It was originally described in the genus Pteroglossus. The natural habitat of the tawny-tufted toucanet is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is 35 cm (14 in) long and weighs 148–165 grams (5.2–5.9 oz.)[2]

Tawny-tufted toucanet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
S. nattereri
Binomial name
Selenidera nattereri
(Gould, 1835)
  • Pteroglossus Nattereri

The tawny-tufted toucanet is described as thick, and colorful, mostly dull red with yellowish culmen, large blue patch near base of bill, and irregular pale blue spots on maxilla. The bare skin around eyes is pale blue, and behind eyes yellow. The head, neck, and underparts is glossy black, long conspic. Golden tuft extends from below eyes across cheeks and has lengthened tawny tips; upper parts dark olive green, flank tufts yellow (not always visible in field), lower underparts chestnut, under tail coverts red, tail tips chestnut.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Selenidera nattereri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Short, Lester; Horne, Jennifer (2001). Toucans, Barbets and Honeyguides. Bird Families of the World. 8. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-854666-1.
  3. ^ Hilty, Steven L. (2002-11-11). Birds of Venezuela. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-1-4008-3409-9.