Yellow-eared toucanet

The yellow-eared toucanet (Selenidera spectabilis) is a species of bird in the family Ramphastidae found in humid forests of Central America and the Chocó. Cassin's aracari is an alternate name for the yellow-eared toucanet. A somewhat aberrant member of the genus Selenidera, it is relatively large (total length approximately 38 cm [15 in]) and the plumage of the sexes only differ in that the male has a yellow auricular streak, while the female has a brown crown. It weighs 175-245 grams (6.2-8.7 oz.)[2]

Yellow-eared toucanet
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Piciformes
Family: Ramphastidae
Genus: Selenidera
S. spectabilis
Binomial name
Selenidera spectabilis
Cassin, 1858
Selenidera spectabilis map.svg
  • Selenidera spectabalis


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Selenidera spectabilis". 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.